The Space Shuttle lands in Manhattan!
Space Shuttle Enterprise passes Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline Before Arriving to the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum in New York, One World Trade Center.
The Space Shuttle lands in Manhattan! Enterprise arrives at Intrepid to begin its new life as a New York tourist attraction
- Space Shuttle Enterprise floated past New York City landmarks Wednesday as it made its way north
- Was placed on display atop WWII aircraft USS Intrepid
The space shuttle Enterprise - named after the spaceship in Star Trek - floated past the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center on a barge on Wednesday and docked near its new home at a museum on New York's Hudson River.
Crowds of people turned out to see the retired spacecraft make its final approach to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where it was placed on display atop the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.
For a shuttle that never made it into space, Enterprise has had quite a journey. In April, hundreds of tourists and New Yorkers watched in awe as Enterprise flew over the city piggy-backed on a Boeing 747 Jumbo jet.
The Space Shuttle Enterprise, strapped to a barge, cruised past One World Trade Center on Wednesday on its way to its new home at a museum on New York's Hudson River
Source: 06 June 2012 (dailymail.co.uk)
Photo:The Space Shuttle Enterprise floats on a barge on the Hudson River passing the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and The Manhattan Skyline in New York City on June 6, 2012. The Enterprise will eventually come to rest permanently on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum. (AFP/ Getty images)
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