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Space Shuttle Enterprise Readies for Trip to NY Museum

New Yorkers seen taking pictures of the Enterprise as it flies over the Hudson River. ABC NewsUPDATE: Space shuttle Enterprise landed at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport just after 11:20 a.m. EDT on Friday.

(WASHINGTON) -- Space shuttle Enterprise will be flown into New York City on Friday morning as it makes it way towards its new home: the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

The shuttle is scheduled to depart from Dulles International Airport at 9:30 EDT, weather permitting, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747.  As it flies into John F. Kennedy International Airport, Enterprise will pass by the Statue of Liberty and other nearby landmarks, allowing people to catch a glimpse of the shuttle in flight.

Once it lands, it will remain at the airport for several weeks before it is unmounted from the jumbo jet.  Enterprise will then be placed on a barge and moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the museum, where it will be on public display this summer.

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