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Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives In The Big Apple

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Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies past the Statue of Liberty prior to landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 27, 2012 in New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies past the Statue of Liberty prior to landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 27, 2012 in New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

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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.

GALLERY: Shuttle Enterprise Arrives In Big Apple

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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