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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2012, 12:02:03 AM »

Nice photos guys.  Must have been an impressive experience to see it in person!  Thanks for sharing your pics!

I saw one pic on one of the news stations...The photographer snapped it at just the right angle and instant so that it looked like a weather vane perched on the tip of the Washington Monument.  Haven't been able to find it online yet, but it was a great photo.

There are also a lot of excellent high quality large downloadable photos on NASA's Flickr site:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/  Some nice ones  taken from the T-38 chase planes.
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2012, 02:48:35 PM »

I'll just leave this here.  Visited the museum when they had Enterprise and Discovery outside nose to nose.  Quite a treat.  Cheesy

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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2012, 04:42:03 PM »

I was real close to having "front row seats" (whatever that means  rolleyes) to watch this thing land....wish that I could have been there but I couldn't thanks for the great picture, guys!
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2012, 07:54:33 PM »

Managers Defer Ferry Flight Decision until Monday

04.22.12 WASHINGTON --Space Shuttle Program Transition and Retirement managers met Sunday afternoon to again evaluate the weather forecast for Space Shuttle Enterprise's Ferry Flight to New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The group, in conjunction with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, deferred setting a date for the Ferry Flight until Monday.

Managers will convene at 1 p.m. for the OV-101 Ferry Flight Readiness Review and again will evaluate the weather and system readiness to support the Ferry Flight. They are expected to formally set the date at the conclusion of the meeting.

The latest forecast indicates a low pressure system on the east coast will deliver low clouds and rain in both the Washington and New York areas, precluding the flight of NASA’s prototype shuttle until Wednesday at the earliest. Enterprise was mated to the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) Saturday morning and covers were fitted over the shuttle's vent doors to prevent rain intrusion while the vehicle awaits its transfer from Dulles International Airport. The covers will be removed before flight.

Once the departure date and time is set, media will have access to the public areas at Dulles to view the departure of Enterprise. Media sending crews to Dulles should contact the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Office of Public Affairs at 703-417-8370.

After departing Washington, the SCA and Enterprise the aircraft are expected to fly near a variety of landmarks in the New York 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.

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


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


 

http://www.nasa.gov/transition
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2012, 05:06:36 PM »

Update  04.24.12: Managers Tentatively Target Friday, April 27 for Enterprise Ferry Flight

 
 WASHINGTON -- NASA managers, in coordination with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, tentatively are targeting Friday, April 27,
 for the ferry of space shuttle Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York.

 Managers shifted the flight from Wednesday to Friday because of a large region of low pressure dominating the East Coast. The weather is predicted
 to be more favorable Friday.

 NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of the New York City
metropolitan area on Friday. The aircraft is expected to fly near a variety of landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Intrepid. After the flyover
is complete, the SCA will land at JFK.

 The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which is scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT, weather permitting.
The exact route and timing depend on weather and operational constraints.

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

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/enterprise_flight_postponed.html
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2012, 08:23:54 PM »

Hopefully I'm not the only loser nerd who had this immediately come to mind without thinking about it for even a fraction of a second.



Lets make sure that history never forgets the name ENTERPRISE.
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2012, 09:37:58 AM »

One of my favorite episodes  grin
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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2012, 02:01:24 PM »

Some updated information for The Enterprise Space Shuttle/747 in N.Y.C. and viewing locations;

http://www.nycaviation.com/where-to-watch-space-shuttle-enterprise-in-new-york/
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2012, 02:12:18 PM »

One of my favorite episodes  grin

Rofl!  Nice one!
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« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2012, 09:37:13 AM »

Hi everyone,

Today is supposed to be the day when the Enterprise shuttle makes its way to NYC.  According to NASA's website (I can't get on to NYCaviation.com...), the flight is a "Go" so far for some time between 9:30 and 11:30 ET.  For anyone that's interested, I will try to catch the flight on my feed as it makes its way to NYC and then hopefully do my best to follow the flight as it performs its flyover of the NYC metro area.  I just have to get a little bit lucky and find the right frequency...
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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2012, 12:07:23 AM »

I was left of the final for runway 1R at Dulles so the first pass came right over us. We were, let's say, close! Sharing some pics.

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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2012, 09:32:22 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2012, 10:41:07 AM »

nice!!!
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« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2012, 11:12:22 PM »

nice!!!

Much better.
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