Come to Intrepid on Friday, April 27 to watch the historic flyover of Enterprise and the NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), the 747 bringing the space shuttle to New York City. In celebration, the museum and Pier 86 will open early at 8:30am.
Be among the first to welcome Enterprise to NYC as she flies up the Hudson River at a relatively low altitude – mounted atop the 747 - while passing her future home, the Intrepid Museum. The flyer is expected to occur sometime between 9:30am-11:30am so be sure to get here early so you don’t miss it! Date and time are subject to change due to weather, flight patterns and NASA operational conditions. Schedule change information will be updated here as we receive it from NASA so be sure to check back.
When the flyover is complete, the SCA will land at JFK for a private welcome ceremony. During the subsequent few weeks, Enterprise will be de-mated from the 747 and moved by barge to the Intrepid. In June, Enterprise will then be craned onto the flight deck and our new Space Shuttle Pavilion will be built around her, with an expected public opening in mid July.
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