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Shuttle Enterprise's NYC Flyover Postponed

Weather is forcing NASA officials to postpone the flyover



    Shuttle Enterprise's NYC Flyover Postponed
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    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.

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