The Space Shuttle Enterprise flew over New York today, piggyback-style, on its way to its retirement at the USS Intrepid Museum. PopPhoto's Dan Bracaglia, who lives in New Jersey, took these lovely photos as the shuttle and its 747 passed up the Hudson.
The Space Shuttles, having served valiantly, are currently being retired to museums and institutions around the country. Each retirement comes with a dose of pageantry like today's. Enterprise flew past the Statue of Liberty, up the Hudson, over the George Washington Bridge, and landed at JFK airport, where it was greeted by exuberant crowds. It will be displayed at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
Last week, we saw a similar piggyback flight as Discovery was transported from Florida to Washington, DC.
I'm waiting for someone to photoshop the Enterprise from Star Trek into these pictures and videos =D
Ahh... The end of the shuttle era...
But it makes way for the new era, space elevators!
I think it shows that some completely new spacecrafts are coming soon.
"I'm waiting for someone to photoshop the Enterprise from Star Trek into these pictures and videos =D"
George Takei posted one on FB!
How is the shuttle being moved to the Intrepid? By barge?
Good question, rudedog4. New York could be smart and do a parade of it across town from the airport. Might be a buck or two in it, and who knows? A couple of them might find themselves getting re-elected.