NASA to Conduct Flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise Near Landmarks off Hoboken, Jersey City
|2:23:17 PM, Friday, April 20, 2012|
“The aircraft that helped launch the country into the next round of space exploration is scheduled to fly over the Hudson River on Monday.
Right before a successful transport of the space shuttle Discovery to the nation’s capitol on Tuesday, NASA announced this week that the 747 shuttle-carrier aircraft -- with shuttle Enterprise on top -- will fly at a relatively low altitude over parts of the area on Monday.
The agency said that the Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which is tentatively scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Monday.
“If all goes as planned, the aircraft is expected to fly near a variety of landmarks in the 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,” said the agency in a release.
The exact route of the flight will not be determined until NASA sees what kind of weather Hudson County is experiencing on Monday…”
-- If you're in the NYC area don't miss the photo-op when the 747 shuttle-carrier aircraft will fly Enterprise over the Hudson and near other landmarks in the area!!!
Scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Monday!