Shuttle Enterprise's NYC Flyover Postponed

Weather is forcing NASA officials to postpone the flyover

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images
    In this handout provided by NASA, the space shuttle Enterprise rolls from the Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center prior to a transfer ceremony April 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Virginia. Enterprise, which is being transferred to New York City, is being replaced by the space shuttle Discovery at the museum.

    Space shuttle Enterprise's scheduled trip to New York City next Monday is being postponed due to weather, NASA officials announced Friday.

    Enterprise was scheduled to be transported from Washington atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. It was to fly over historic New York City landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid before touching down at Kennedy Airport.

    Officials said inclement weather forecast in both Washington and New York forced managers to delay the flight.

    NASA says it would announce a new flight date when it was ready.

    After it arrives, the Enterprise will be eventually separated from the NASA shuttle carrier aircraft and moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will be placed on exhibit to the public.

    RELATED: Intrepid Makes Way for Enterprise Shuttle

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York's weather team anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get our apps here and sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.