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    NY Benboers: Space Shuttle Enterprise now scheduled to fly over NYC on Friday.

    SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE FLIGHT OVER NEW YORK CITY METRO AREA MOVED TO APRIL 27

    WASHINGTON -- NASA managers, in coordination with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, tentatively are targeting Friday, April 27, for the ferry of space shuttle Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York.

    Managers shifted the flight from Wednesday to Friday because of a large region of low pressure dominating the East Coast. The weather is predicted to be more favorable Friday.

    NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of the New York City metropolitan area on Friday. The aircraft is expected to fly near a variety of landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Intreprid. After the flyover is complete, the SCA will land at JFK.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which is scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT, weather permitting. The exact route and timing depend on weather and operational constraints.

    Enterprise was mated to the SCA Saturday morning and covers were fitted over the shuttle's vent doors to prevent rain intrusion while the vehicle awaits its transfer from Dulles. The covers will be removed before flight.

    Media will have access to the public areas at Dulles to view the departure of Enterprise. Media sending crews to Dulles should contact the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Office of Public Affairs at 703-417-8370.

    During the weeks following the arrival, Enterprise will be demated from the 747 and placed on a barge that will move by tugboat up the Hudson River to Intrepid in June. The shuttle will be lifted by crane and placed on the flight deck of the Intrepid, where it will be on exhibit to the public starting this summer in a temporary climate-controlled pavilion. The Intrepid continues to work on a permanent exhibit facility to showcase Enterprise that will enhance the museum's space-related exhibits and education curriculum.

    If the flight is postponed for any reason, an additional notice will be released.

    For more information about NASA's transfer of space shuttles to museums, visit:

    http://www.nasa.gov/transition

    For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

    http://www.nasa.gov


    I should be shooting this from JFK, which is kind of a drag, because the real money shot will be from the Jersey side of the Statue of Liberty. Anyway, HEADS UP!
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    Re: NY Benboers: Space Shuttle Enterprise now scheduled to fly over NYC on Friday.

    Friggin' awesome.

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    Re: NY Benboers: Space Shuttle Enterprise now scheduled to fly over NYC on Friday.

    So.... Terrorist attack from space? Sweet.

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    Re: NY Benboers: Space Shuttle Enterprise now scheduled to fly over NYC on Friday.

    This is the kind of news that, in a Stan Lee comic, results in the origin of a superhero.
    Winter is Coming.

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    Re: NY Benboers: Space Shuttle Enterprise now scheduled to fly over NYC on Friday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fourthman View Post
    This is the kind of news that, in a Stan Lee comic, results in the origin of a superhero.

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    Re: NY Benboers: Space Shuttle Enterprise now scheduled to fly over NYC on Friday.

    Contrary to rumor. John Jameson will not be piloting either the SCA or the Shuttle. However aspiring Man-Wolfs may apply at your local NASA office.
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    Re: NY Benboers: Space Shuttle Enterprise now scheduled to fly over NYC on Friday.

    OK FOR EXTERNAL USE

    NASA managers and Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials met Wednesday morning to review plans for the ferry of space shuttle Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York.


    Weather is predicted to be favorable for the entire flight, although forecasting more than a day in advance is problematic because of a large region of low pressure dominating the East Coast. Managers will assess the forecast again on Thursday morning.

    Once officially approved, NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of the New York City metropolitan area on Friday. The aircraft is expected to fly near a variety of landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Intrepid. After the flyover is complete, the SCA will land at JFK.



    The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which is scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT, weather permitting. The exact route and timing depend on weather and operational constraints.

    Media will have access to the public areas at Dulles to view the departure of Enterprise. Media sending crews to Dulles should contact the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Office of Public Affairs at 703-417-8370.


    Enterprise was mated to the SCA Saturday morning and covers were fitted over the shuttle's vent doors to prevent rain intrusion while the vehicle awaits its transfer from Dulles International Airport. The covers will be removed before flight.


    During the weeks following the arrival, Enterprise will be "demated" from the 747 and placed on a barge that will be moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid museum in June. The shuttle will be lifted by crane and placed on the flight deck of the Intrepid, where it will be on exhibit to the public starting this summer in a temporary climate-controlled pavilion. The Intrepid continues to work on a permanent exhibit facility to showcase Enterprise that will enhance the museum's space-related exhibits and education curriculum.

    Meanwhile at the Smithsonian Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center adjacent to Dulles, NASA and United Space Alliance engineers continue to prepare Space Shuttle Discovery for final display.

    Tuesday the protective tail cone was removed from the aft end of the orbiter exposing the Replica Shuttle Main Engines. Additionally, support struts are being installed today in the aft compartment. Remaining work includes installation of the engine nozzles for the Orbital Maneuvering System pods on the back end of the shuttle and preparing the vehicle for final display positioning.

    The tail cone from Discovery will be returned to Kennedy Space Center in Florida and used for shuttle Endeavour’s ferry to California this fall. The tail cone on Enterprise will stay on that shuttle.



    looking good.
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    Re: NY Benboers: Space Shuttle Enterprise now scheduled to fly over NYC on Friday.

    BTW, by "OK FOR EXTERNAL USE" what NASA really means is that it's OK to rub this news on your skin, but don't eat it.
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