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Space Shuttle Enterprise Flies Over NYC Atop Its Carrier 747 [Photos and Video]

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Spotting the Shuttle from Pier 45 on Manhattan’s west side

The Space Shuttle Enterprise flew above the Hudson this Friday on its way to JFK and, eventually, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.

Onlookers on Pier 45 watch Space Shuttle Enterprise fly over the Hudson

Originally scheduled to fly to the city on Monday, the flight was delayed until Friday, and it was a spectacular, clear day (but a bit cold and windy!) for watching the flight.

The modified 747 with Space Shuttle Enterprise attached to it flew low over the Hudson River with a T38 jet following close beside. People were gathered along the water in Manhattan and New Jersey and others were looking across the horizon from taller buildings that had a view of the flight path.

Video of Space Shuttle Enterprise over the Hudson (Caution: Wind noise!)

After spending a few months in a hangar at JFK Airport, the Shuttle will be floated on a barge over to the Intrepid Museum this June, when it will be placed in a temporary climate-controlled pavilion.

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The Washington Post has a gallery of photos from takeoff to landing and Buzzfeed has a gallery of some great shots from various locations around NYC.