Shuttle Enterprise opens in NYC

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People watch from the balcony of a building as the space shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, cruises over the Hudson river,  Friday, April 27, 2012 in New York. Enterprise is eventually going to make its new home in New York City at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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The Enterprise, a 150,000-pound mammoth of a flying machine, goes on public display July 19 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's new Space Shuttle Pavilion. Encased in the center of an  inflatable dome, the shuttle will be available for visitors to admire up close from just feet away.

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