Shuttle Enterprise to Fly Over New York City Metro Area Friday, April 27

WASHINGTON -- NASA managers, in consultation with Intrepid Sea, Air
and Space Museum officials, have selected Friday, April 27, to ferry
space shuttle Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport
to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York.

NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with Enterprise mounted atop
will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of the New
York City metropolitan area on Friday. The aircraft is expected to
fly near a variety of landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and
Intrepid. After the flyover is complete, the SCA will land at JFK.

The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which
is scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT. The timing and
exact route depend on weather and operational constraints. If the
flight is postponed for any reason, a notice will be issued.

Media will have access to the public areas at Dulles to view the
departure of Enterprise. Media sending crews to Dulles should contact
the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Office of Public
Affairs at 703-417-8370.

During the weeks following the arrival, Enterprise will be demated
from the 747 and placed on a barge that will be moved by tugboat up
the Hudson River to Intrepid in June. The shuttle will be lifted by
crane and placed on the flight deck of the Intrepid where it will be
on exhibit to the public starting this summer in a temporary
climate-controlled pavilion. The Intrepid continues to work on a
permanent exhibit facility to showcase Enterprise that will enhance
the museum's space-related exhibits and education curriculum.

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