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Weather Postpones Shuttle Enterprise Flight to New York



April 20, 2012

Michael Curie 
Headquarters, Washington      
202-358-1100 
michael.curie@xxxxxxxx 

Laura J. Brown 
Federal Aviation Administration 
202-267-3455 
laura.j.brown@xxxxxxx 

MEDIA ADVISORY: M12-075

WEATHER POSTPONES SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE FLIGHT TO NEW YORK

WASHINGTON -- NASA's planned flight to New York City of space shuttle 
Enterprise atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been 
postponed until further notice due to an unfavorable weather forecast 
for Monday, April 23. 

To ensure a safe flight for Enterprise and the SCA, NASA managers, in 
consultation with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, decided 
Friday to delay the flight because of inclement weather predicted in 
both New York and Washington, where the flight will originate. 

Managers will continue to review weather forecasts and announce a new 
flight date as soon as practical. 

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 will fly over 
various parts of the New York City metropolitan area before landing 
and 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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