End Of An Era
NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — The space shuttle Enterprise has landed into the history books as part of its final flight to the Big Apple on top of a modified jumbo jet.
The shuttle prototype left Washington on Friday morning. Once it arrived, the piggy-backing shuttle, zoomed around New York City’s airspace.
The heralded event included low-altitude flyovers over landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid on Manhattan’s west side.
It’s eventually going to make its new home in New York City at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
It won’t move into its new home 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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