Skies cleared and winds subsided sufficiently for the Space Shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a shuttle aircraft carrier, to take its swan song flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to New York’s Kennedy Airport (JFK) Friday morning. Enterprise will be retired at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in June.
Enterprise flew over a variety of New York City landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty. The retirement of Enterprise comes just 10 days after the final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery, which had a ceremonial fly over Washington, D.C. landmarks before landing at Dulles for delivery at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
See below for photos of Enterprise today...
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