Space Shuttle Enterprise To Arrive In NY On Friday

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The space shuttle Enterprise will be riding on top of a modified jumbo jet Friday.

FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2003 file photo, workers pose in front of the Space Shuttle Enterprise prior to moving it into the new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Va. Enterprise is scheduled to arrive in New York on the back of a NASA jumbo jet on Friday, April 27, 2012, where it will be stored in an hangar at John F. Kennedy International Airport before assuming its new permanent location on the deck of the Intrepid Air and Space Museum in New York Harbor. (AP Photo/Lisa Nipp, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Look! Up in the sky! It's a ... space shuttle?
An unusual flying object is scheduled to arrive in the city's airspace Friday. The space shuttle Enterprise will be riding on top of a modified jumbo jet.
The shuttle prototype is going to make its new home in New York City at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
Its journey to the city is planned to include low-altitude flyovers over parts of the city and landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid on Manhattan's west side.
It won't arrive at its new home just yet, though. That won't happen until June. It's scheduled to be open to the public in mid-July.
In the meantime, the Enterprise will be kept at Kennedy Airport.

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