Shuttle Enterprise opens in NYC

Associated Press
The sun rises as the space shuttle Enterprise rests on a specialized transporter after it was lifted from a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Sunday, May 13, 2012, in preparation for its upcoming journey to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Enterprise has been separated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier at John F. Kennedy International Airport, just weeks after flying over New York City. Next month it will be taken by barge to the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the floating air-and-space museum that will be the shuttle’s permanent home. The shuttle is scheduled to open to the public in mid-July. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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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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