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Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives in New York City

Enterprise near Washington DC awaiting green light to fly to NYC.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

New York City, NY, USA (April 27, 2012) — After three weather delays, the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise finally made the flight today on a 747 transport from the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport near Washington DC to John F Kennedy Airport in New York City.  It is scheduled to be moved by barge to its new home at the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum in June.

From Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ. Courtesy LSC.
Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver with Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek) at JFK awaiting Enterprise’s arrival.  Courtesy NASA.
On the tarmac in NYC.  Courtesy NASA.
Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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