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Space shuttle Enterprise travels to Intrepid museum in New York

The space shuttle Enterprise is carried on a

The space shuttle Enterprise is carried on a barge up the Hudson River. (June 6, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

The shuttle Enterprise makes its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

The space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea,
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The space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (July 18, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea,
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The space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. (July 18, 2012)

A look at the landing gear of the
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A look at the landing gear of the space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (July 18, 2012)

Looking up and into the front landing gear
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Looking up and into the front landing gear bay, the space shuttle Enterprise rests under the blue ceiling of its temporary home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (July 18, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise rests under the blue
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The space shuttle Enterprise rests under the blue ceiling of its temporary home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (July 18, 2012)

Journalists wait to enter the Enterprise Pavilion on
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Journalists wait to enter the Enterprise Pavilion on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan, where space shuttle Enterprise rests in its temporary home. The Enterprise Pavilion opens to the public Thursday. Visitors will be allowed to walk underneath and around the original NASA orbiter that paved the way for America's shuttle program. (July 18, 2012)

A large crane is used to hoist the
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A large crane is used to hoist the space shuttle Enterprise from a floating barge, onto the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where it will be on permanent display. (June 6, 2012)

A large crane is used to hoist the
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A large crane is used to hoist the space shuttle Enterprise from a floating barge, onto the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where it will be on permanent display. (June 6, 2012)

A large crane is used to hoist the
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A large crane is used to hoist the space shuttle Enterprise from a floating barge, onto the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where it will be on permanent display. (June 6, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise floats in the Hudson
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The space shuttle Enterprise floats in the Hudson River as it waits for a crane to hoist it to its new home on board the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where it will be on permanently display. (June 6, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise floats in the Hudson
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The space shuttle Enterprise floats in the Hudson River as it waits for a crane to hoist it to its new home on board the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where it will be permanently on display. (June 6, 2012)

Boats surround the space shuttle Enterprise as it
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Boats surround the space shuttle Enterprise as it is towed by barge past lower Manhattan to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (June 6, 2012)

People on jet-skis try to get a closer
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People on jet-skis try to get a closer look at the space shuttle Enterprise as it is towed by barge on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum where it will be permanently displayed. (June 6, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise, a prototype that never
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The space shuttle Enterprise, a prototype that never flew in space, travels up the Hudson River by barge to its new home aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (June 6, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise is towed by barge
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The space shuttle Enterprise is towed by barge past the Empire State Building in Manhattan on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum where it will be permanently displayed. (June 6, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise makes the final leg
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The space shuttle Enterprise makes the final leg of its journey to its new Manhattan home on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The U.S. space agency, NASA, ended its shuttle program last year. (June 6, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise is carried on a
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The space shuttle Enterprise is carried on a barge up the Hudson River. The prototype space shuttle will be hoisted by crane onto the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum which is permanently docked on the west side of Manhattan. (June 6, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise is carried on a
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The space shuttle Enterprise is carried on a barge up the Hudson River. The prototype space shuttle will be permanently docked on the west side of Manhattan at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (June 6, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft before departing Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va. (April 27, 2012)

The sun rises over Washington Dulles International Airport
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The sun rises over Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., before the Space Shuttle Enterprise's final flight. (April 27, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft before departing Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va. (April 27, 2012)

NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space
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NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Enterprise mounted atop flies up the Hudson River past the New York City skyline Friday on its way to Kennedy Airport. During the weeks following the arrival, Enterprise will be placed on a barge that will be moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in June. (April 27, 2012)

People watch as the Space Shuttle Enterprise takes
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People watch as the Space Shuttle Enterprise takes off from Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va. (April 27, 2012)

People await the arrival of Space Shuttle Enterprise
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People await the arrival of Space Shuttle Enterprise in New York. (April 27, 2012)

A view from Liberty Park as the Space
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A view from Liberty Park as the Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York and marks the start of its journey to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. (April 27, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft before departing Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va. (April 27, 2012)

Space shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of
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Space shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, cruises over the Manhattan skyline as it makes its way to Kennedy Airport in Queens. (April 27, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York
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The space shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York while flying by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. (April 27, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York while flying by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. (April 27, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA shuttle carrier aircraft as it lands at Kennedy Airport on the first leg of its journey to the Intrepid Air Space Museum in Manhattan. (April 27, 2011)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits atop a NASA shuttle carrier aircraft as it comes in for a landing at Kennedy Airport on the first leg of its journey to the Intrepid Air Space Museum in Manhattan. (April 27, 2011)

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives at John F.
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NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport. (April 27, 2012)

Foster Young, 7, of Garden City, is dressed
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Foster Young, 7, of Garden City, is dressed as an astronaut as he gives a thumbs up in front of the space shuttle Enterprise sitting atop a NASA shuttle carrier aircraft on the tarmac at JFK Airport on the first leg of its journey to the Intrepid Air Space Museum in Manhattan. (April 27, 2011)

Children gather in front of the Space Shuttle
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Children gather in front of the Space Shuttle Enterprise as it sits atop a NASA shuttle carrier aircraft on the tarmac at Kennedy Airport on the first leg of its journey to the Intrepid Air Space Museum in Manhattan. (April 27, 2011)

A flotilla surrounds the NASA space shuttle Enterprise
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A flotilla surrounds the NASA space shuttle Enterprise as it is carried by barge past the Statue of Liberty up the Hudson River on route to its permanent home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. The Enterprise, only used for atmospheric testing, will be hoisted by crane onto the flight deck of the retired Intrepid aircraft carrier. The Enterprise's original move-in date was Tuesday but bad weather had delayed preparation work. (June 6, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise is brought past the
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise is brought past the Statue of Liberty on a barge in Manhattan. (June 6, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise is makes the final
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The space shuttle Enterprise is makes the final leg of its journey to its new Manhattan home on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (June 6, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise is carried on a
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The space shuttle Enterprise is carried on a barge up the Hudson River. (June 6, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise is brought past the
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise is brought past the Statue of Liberty on a barge in Manhattan. (June 6, 2012)

Spectators watch the space shuttle Enterprise as it
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Spectators watch the space shuttle Enterprise as it is towed past a beach at Coney Island in New York. The prototype space shuttle that arrived in New York City by air earlier this spring is on the move again, this time by sea, to it's final resting place at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the west side of Manhattan. (June 3, 2012)

Accompanied by a New York City Fire Department
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Accompanied by a New York City Fire Department boat, rear, the Space Shuttle Enterprise is towed by barge in this view from Staten Island in New York on its way to dock in Port Elizabeth, N.J. The final frontier may be tough, but, as a damaged wingtip proves, the Space Shuttle Enterprise's final journey by barge through New York is no picnic.The Enterprise suffered minor damage to a wingtip when it collided with a piling near a bridge while being transported to a museum on the former aircraft carrier Intrepid in Manhattan.The accident damaged a protective layer of foam on the craft's wingtip, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum said. (June 3, 2012)

Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge underneath
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Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (June 3, 2012)

Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge into
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Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge into New York Harbor. (June 3, 2012)

A crowd gathers to watch the space shuttle
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A crowd gathers to watch the space shuttle Enterprise being towed by barge in this view from Staten Island on its way to dock in Port Elizabeth, N.J. Enterprise is scheduled to be moved by barge June 5 to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan where it will be permanently displayed. (June 3, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Manhattan. Enterprise will soon be on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (June 3, 2012)

Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge toward
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Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge toward the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Enterprise is on it's way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will put on permanent display. (June 3, 2012)

Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge past
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Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge past Coney Island. Enterprise is on it's way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will put on permanent display. (June 3, 2012)

People gather to watch and take pictures as
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People gather to watch and take pictures as the Space Shuttle Enterprise is towed on a barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (June 3, 2012)

Accompanied by a New York City Fire Department
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Accompanied by a New York City Fire Department boat, rear, the Space Shuttle Enterprise is towed by barge in this view from Staten Island in New York on its way to dock in Port Elizabeth, N.J. The final frontier may be tough, but, as a damaged wingtip proves, the Space Shuttle Enterprise's final journey by barge through New York is no picnic.The Enterprise suffered minor damage to a wingtip when it collided with a piling near a bridge while being transported to a museum on the former aircraft carrier Intrepid in Manhattan.The accident damaged a protective layer of foam on the craft's wingtip, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum said. (June 3, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise is towed past a
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The space shuttle Enterprise is towed past a pier filled with people at Coney Island in New York City on Sunday. (June 3, 2012)

A sailboat passes the space shuttle Enterprise as
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A sailboat passes the space shuttle Enterprise as it is towed past Coney Island in New York on Sunday. The prototype space shuttle that arrived in New York City by air earlier this spring is on the move again, this time by sea, to its final resting place at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the West Side of Manhattan. (June 3, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise is towed on a
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise is towed on a barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (June 3, 2012)

The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo
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The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo jet that flew it to New York by cranes and lowered onto a trailer outside Hangar 12 at Kennedy Airport. The shuttle is bound for permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise is rolled back into
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The space shuttle Enterprise is rolled back into Hangar 12 at Kennedy Airport after it was taken from the jumbo jet that brought it to New York this past month and placed on a trailer for the next segment of its trip to its final destination, the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. (May 13, 2012)

People gather to watch and take pictures as
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People gather to watch and take pictures as the Space Shuttle Enterprise is towed on a barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (June 3, 2012)

Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge past
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Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge past Coney Island. Enterprise is on it's way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will put on permanent display. (June 3, 2012)

Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge toward
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Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge toward the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Enterprise is on it's way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will put on permanent display. (June 3, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Manhattan. Enterprise will soon be on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (June 3, 2012)

A crowd gathers to watch the space shuttle
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A crowd gathers to watch the space shuttle Enterprise being towed by barge in this view from Staten Island on its way to dock in Port Elizabeth, N.J. Enterprise is scheduled to be moved by barge June 5 to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan where it will be permanently displayed. (June 3, 2012)

Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge into
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Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge into New York Harbor. (June 3, 2012)

The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo
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The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo jet that flew it to New York by cranes and lowered onto a trailer outside Hangar 12 at Kennedy Airport. The shuttle is bound for permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space museum in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

The shuttle Enterprise is taken from the back
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The shuttle Enterprise is taken from the back of a jumbo jet that brought it to Kennedy Airport and hoisted onto a trailer for the next stage of its journey to a permanent exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, a converted aircraft carrier moored in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo
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The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo jet that flew it to New York by cranes and lowered onto a trailer outside Hangar 12 at Kennedy Airport. The shuttle is bound for permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space museum in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo
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The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo jet that flew it to New York by cranes and lowered onto a trailer outside Hangar 12 at Kennedy Airport. The shuttle is bound for permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space museum in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo
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The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo jet that flew it to New York by cranes and lowered onto a trailer outside Hangar 12 at Kennedy Airport. The shuttle is bound for permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space museum in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo
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The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo jet that flew it to New York by cranes and lowered onto a trailer outside Hangar 12 at Kennedy Airport. The shuttle is bound for permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space museum in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo
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The shuttle Enterprise is hoisted from the jumbo jet that flew it to New York by cranes and lowered onto a trailer outside Hangar 12 at Kennedy Airport. The shuttle is bound for permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

The shuttle Enterprise is rolled back into Hangar
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The shuttle Enterprise is rolled back into Hangar 12, at Kennedy Airport after being transferred from the jumbo jet that brought it to New York to a trailer that will carry it on the next step of its journey to a permanent exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, a converted aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

In this file photo, the rising sun shines
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In this file photo, the rising sun shines through the cockpit window of the shuttle Enterprise as it is rolled back into Hangar 12, at Kennedy Airport after being hoisted from the jumbo jet that brought it to New York to a trailer that will carry it on the next step of its journey to the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, a converted aircraft carrier moored in the Hudson River off Manhattan. (May 13, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise is hoisted up by
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The space shuttle Enterprise is hoisted up by cranes and lowered onto a flatbed during the demating process at Hangar 12, John F. Kennedy International Airport on the morning of Sunday, May 13, 2012. The shuttle is bound for the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space museum in Manhattan. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The space shuttle Enterprise is rolled back into
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The space shuttle Enterprise is rolled back into Hangar 12 at Kennedy Airport after it was taken from the jumbo jet that brought it to New York this past month and placed on a trailer for the next segment of its trip to its final destination, the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. (May 13, 2012)

In this photo provided by NASA, the Space
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In this photo provided by NASA, the Space Shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over New York City. Its final destination will be the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan's West Side. (April 27, 2012)

Space Shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of
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Space Shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, cruises over the Hudson River in Manhattan. Enterprise is eventually going to make its new home in Manhattan at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (April 27, 2012)

Space shuttle Enterprise flies over the Empire State
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Space shuttle Enterprise flies over the Empire State Building in Manhattan. (April 27, 2012)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies past the Chrysler building in Manhattan as it circles to land at Kennedy Airport in Queens. The shuttle eventually will make its new home in Manhattan at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (April 27, 2012)

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