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The De-mating of Space Shuttle Enterprise

5/22/2012
 

The De-mating of Space Shuttle Enterprise

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has rolled out the sixth installment in the video series chronicling space shuttle Enterprise’s historic journey to New York City.

“Part 6,” highlights the de-mating process-- the removal of space shuttle Enterprise from atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), the vessel specially outfitted and responsible for safely ferrying the mated space shuttle Enterprise from Dulles to John F. Kennedy airport on April 27, 2012.

The precise de-mating was an overnight process.  Crews at John F. Kennedy Airport began their work evening of Saturday, May 11, 2012 and completed the task in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 12.

Now that space shuttle Enterprise has been de-mated, Intrepid may begin to prepare her for the next leg of her journey: a two day barge trip-- beginning June 4-- up the Hudson River to her final resting place at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Intrepid Museum will release additional footage leading up to the opening of the Space Shuttle Pavilion on July 19th, 2012.

To view these behind the scenes videos, be sure to subscribe to Intrepid Museum’s YouTube channel, or visit: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Shuttle/Gallery.aspx

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