Author Topic: Space Shuttle Enterprise move from Smithsonian NASM to New York  (Read 139016 times)

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In June, the Enterprise will move by barge to the Intrepid, going past the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center on its route.

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 that will feature innovative elements in an exciting and immersive experience for visitors. The Intrepid continues to work on a permanent exhibit facility to showcase Enterprise that will enhance the museumís space-related exhibits and education curriculum.
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Just a thought that will most likely not happen, any chance NASA would be willing to make a couple hundred mile detour to Norfolk, Va to get a photo opportunity of OV-101 and the carrier CVN-65 (USS Enterprise)?  The latter is in port and celebrating 50 years of service, would be nice to get the two together for this last opportunity (flyover)

And no, as CVN-65 is deploying for the last time Sunday after  51 years of service.

http://pilotonline.com/2012/03/final-deployment-big-e-marks-end-era
« Last Edit: 03/08/2012 09:11 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Had to go to the Udvar-Hazy Center at the NASM today and made some time to shoot these.

Wish you had been there with me.
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I hope they display Discovery the same way and you can get as close as they have the barrier for Enterprise.
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I hope they display Discovery the same way and you can get as close as they have the barrier for Enterprise.

I expect it will be the same. I wish they would move that Gemini para wing as it blocks the view of the Orbiter from the balcony.

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Construction of the temporary hangar has begun on the Intrepid flight deck:

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/intrepid/
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When's the last day to see Enterprise at the Udvar Hazy?
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In this article it is stated:

 "The actual lift is probably the biggest challenge. With our lift, we can only go directly up or directly down. It's strictly vertical, there's no lateral movement."

Does anyone know the plan for getting Enterprise onto the flight deck of Intrepid?

Are they going to lift her straight up, then move the "Fighting I" underneath her?


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/behindscenes/shuttleflyawaytesst.html

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When's the last day to see Enterprise at the Udvar Hazy?

She's being removed from the museum on the morning of the 19th for a nose-to-nose photo op with Discovery.  She'll fly out on the 23rd sometime.
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Is it known yet which runway Enterprise will land on, and, if so, if there is any chance for observation of the landing? 

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When's the last day to see Enterprise at the Udvar Hazy?

She's being removed from the museum on the morning of the 19th for a nose-to-nose photo op with Discovery.  She'll fly out on the 23rd sometime.
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Is it known yet which runway Enterprise will land on, and, if so, if there is any chance for observation of the landing? 

Runway selection is fully dependent on weather conditions at the time of arrival.
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Just because it is cool
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Is it known yet which runway Enterprise will land on, and, if so, if there is any chance for observation of the landing? 

Runway selection is fully dependent on weather conditions at the time of arrival.

The NYCAviation website has a thread on this. It is a site for planespotters so many are expected to be out in force with cameras that day (a few will also be in DC for Discovery too). They are predicting runway 31L, the long one. If that runway is not ideal for that day they may just not choose to fly till it is. As it is, 7 day forcast is calling for rain. Not sure what effect that will effect the flight.
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SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE TO FLY OVER NEW YORK CITY METRO AREA APRIL 23

WASHINGTON -- NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space
shuttle Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude
over various parts of the New York City metropolitan area on Monday,
April 23.

The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which
is scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT.

The exact route and timing of the flight depend on weather and
operational constraints, including the on-time delivery of space
shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., this week. If all
goes as planned, the aircraft is expected to fly near a variety of
landmarks in the metropolitan area, including the Statue of Liberty
and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. When the flyover is
complete, the SCA will land at John F. Kennedy International Airport.


During the 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 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 to work
on a permanent exhibit facility to showcase Enterprise that will
enhance the museum's space-related exhibits and education curriculum.


If the flight is postponed for any reason, an additional notice will
be released.

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

http://www.nasa.gov/transition


For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

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Well we get a few days of Discovery side by side with her sister. :)

I'm looking forward to the ceremony of Discovery next to Enterprise.

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I think they should leave the tail cone on her this time. That's how she looked when doing the test flights in the late 70's.
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I think they should leave the tail cone on her this time. That's how she looked when doing the test flights in the late 70's.

Agree. The way I always see "Enterprise" in my memory is as she pulled up, immediately after separation from the SCA, on the first tailcone-on free ALT flight.

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My first time seeing Enterprise, please delete if pictures aren't supposed to be posted here - she looks much bigger in person.  ;)

These were taken today right after Discovery arrived.

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I think they should leave the tail cone on her this time. That's how she looked when doing the test flights in the late 70's.

They are leaving her tail cone on for Enterprise
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