The Space Shuttle Enterprise Flyby at the Intrepid [Video]
Captain’s log. Star date 4.27.12 (“rounded off to the nearest decimal point”). The Enterprise was in flight for the last time.
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On the fifth day, NASA commissioned the Space Shuttle Enterprise to fly over the Tri-State area. Weather delays scrubbed missions earlier in the week, and the green light was finally given for the windy yet beautiful Friday morning. Flight path was over Lower Manhattan and up the Hudson River, before banking east toward JFK Airport.
Dozens of onlookers gathered on the Intrepid and surrounding piers for a chance to spot the aging aircraft. Cameras and binocular were aplenty, with tourists and 9-to-5ers clogging the slender real estate. It is here that the Enterprise will be placed in its final resting spot come June.