Space Shuttle Enterprise Makes Its Final Flight

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.

Space Shuttle Enterprise Rides a 747 Over New York
Dan Bracaglia
Space Shuttle Enterprise Rides a 747 Over New York
A close-up viewDan Bracaglia
Space Shuttle Enterprise Rides a 747 Over New York
OverheadDan Bracaglia
Space Shuttle Enterprise Rides a 747 Over New York
Heading away.Dan Bracaglia
Space Shuttle Enterprise Rides a 747 Over New York
Dan Bracaglia
Space Shuttle Enterprise Rides a 747 Over New York
Dan Bracaglia