Houston, we're in the Hudson: shuttle floats in
The space shuttle Enterprise, strapped to a barge, cruised past the Statue of Liberty yesterday as it made its way to its new home at a museum on New York's Hudson River.
For a shuttle that never made it into space, Enterprise has had quite a journey.
In April, hundreds of tourists and New Yorkers watched as Enterprise flew over the city piggy-backed on a Boeing 747 Jumbo jet.
Enterprise drew more crowds yesterday on the banks of the Hudson to watch the NASA spacecraft make its final approach to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan's west side.
Since its joyride over the city in April, Enterprise has been kept in a protective de-icing tent at JFK International Airport.