Weather Postpones Shuttle Enterprise Flight to New York

WASHINGTON -- NASA's planned flight to New York City of space shuttle
Enterprise atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been
postponed until further notice due to an unfavorable weather forecast
for Monday, April 23.

To ensure a safe flight for Enterprise and the SCA, NASA managers, in
consultation with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, decided
Friday to delay the flight because of inclement weather predicted in
both New York and Washington, where the flight will originate.

Managers will continue to review weather forecasts and announce a new
flight date as soon as practical.

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.

After departing Washington, the SCA and Enterprise will fly over
various parts of the New York City metropolitan area before landing
and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Several 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 the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum 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 work on a permanent exhibit facility to showcase Enterprise
that will enhance the museum's space-related exhibits and education curriculum.

For more information about NASA's transfer of space shuttles to
museums, visit:



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