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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/27/2012

NASA Enterprise cruises from Dulles Airport to New York City (PHOTOS)

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA shuttle aircraft carrier, flies by the Statue of Liberty in New York City Friday morning. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
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.

Space Shuttle Enterprise (Smithsonian)
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...

Space Shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA shuttle aircraft carrier, takes off from Dulles Airport Friday morning around 9:40 a.m. This image was captured from the roof of Parking Garage 2 at Dulles Airport. (Michael Raymond)

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