Shuttle Enterprise Taken Off Transport Jet in NYC

The shuttle was removed from the plane early Sunday at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Sunday, May 13, 2012  |  Updated 1:46 PM EDT
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Shuttle Flies by City Landmarks en Route to JFK

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The space shuttle Enterprise hangs in the air at John F. Kennedy Airport as a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft where it was perched is pulled away

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Space Shuttle Enterprise Lands in NYC

The space shuttle Enterprise, riding atop a modified jumbo jet, glided past the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center on a flight over New York City before landing at Kennedy Airport Friday. Lori Bordonaro reports.

Shuttle Flies by City Landmarks en Route to JFK

The space shuttle Enterprise, riding atop a modified jumbo jet, has landed in New York City after a breathtaking flight past city landmarks. It flew by the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center on its way to JFK.
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Sometimes the wait to get off the plane can feel like the longest part of the trip.

Two weeks after its arrival in New York City, the space shuttle Enterprise has been taken off the jumbo jet that was used to bring it from Washington.

The shuttle was removed from the plane early Sunday at John F. Kennedy International Airport. It will stay there for a few more weeks before being moved by barge to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. An exhibit is expected to open to the public in July.

Enterprise arrived in New York in a highly anticipated flight on April 27. It came to New York as part of NASA's decision to end the shuttle program after 30 years.

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