The Space Shuttle Enterprise

The Space Shuttle Enterprise, left Kennedy Airport on Sunday morning, June 6, 2012, on it’s final leg of its journey from the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. to the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum in New York, a leg which will take a few days.

On Sunday morning at 7:45 a.m., the barge carrying the Enterprise left JFK, towed by a Weeks Marine tugboat, travelled along the shore of Queens and Brooklyn, passing the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge at 3:30 p.m.; Coney Island at 4:19 p.m.; and under the Verrazano Bridge at 5:34 p.m., before docking at Weeks Marine in Port Elizabeth, NJ at 6 p.m.

On Monday, June 4, the barge and shuttle remained at Weeks Marine in Port Elizabeth, NJ. On Tuesday, June 5, at 9:15 a.m., the barge and shuttle will leave Weeks Marine, passing the Statue of Liberty at 9:50 a.m.; the World Trade Center at 10:40 a.m., and travel up the Hudson River, completing its journey at the Intrepid Museum at 11:30 a.m.. There it will be lifted by a crane onto the flight deck and put into position facing the Hudson River. Craning operation takes three hours. Enterprise will be open to the public beginning July 19th.
Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin