The Space Shuttle Enterprise Over New York On Its Last Flight: Slideshow

  on April 27 2012 12:09 PM
  • Space shuttle Enterprise rides atop NASA modified 747 plane over New York
    The Space Shuttle Enterprise rides atop a NASA modified 747 plane over New York April 27, 2012. Reuters
  • Space shuttle Enterprise approaching New York City
    Space shuttle Enterprise flying off the shore of Manhattan, as seen in Battery Park, April, 27, 2012. IBTimes
  • Space shuttle Enterprise approaching New York City
    Space shuttle Enterprise flying off the shore of Manhattan, as seen in Battery Park, April, 27, 2012. IBTimes
  • Space shuttle Enterprise approaching New York City
    Space shuttle Enterprise flying off the shore of Manhattan, as seen in Battery Park, April, 27, 2012. IBTimes
  • Space shuttle Enterprise approaching New York City
    Space shuttle Enterprise flying off the shore of Manhattan, as seen in Battery Park, April, 27, 2012. IBTimes
  • Space shuttle Enterprise, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
    Space shuttle Enterprise, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies past the skyline of Manhattan as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey during a flyover in New York, April 27, 2012. Reuters
  • Space Shuttle Enterprise rides atop NASA modified 747 plane over New York
    The Space Shuttle Enterprise rides atop a NASA modified 747 plane over New York April 27, 2012. Reuters
  • Space shuttle Enterprise approaching New York City
    Space shuttle Enterprise flying off the shore of Manhattan, as seen in Battery Park, April, 27, 2012. IBTimes
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The space shuttle Enterprise made several low altitude passes over New York City Friday while on its way to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The shuttle will be displayed at Manhattan's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum off Pier 86 on the island's west side.

The shuttle took off from Dulles International Airport in Virginia on its last flight on Friday morning, transported on the back of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747. After landing in New York, it will be transported by barge to the floating Intrepid -- a decommissioned WWII aircraft carrier -- and then displayed in a climate-controlled shelter.

The museum hopes to have the shuttle open for public viewing by June.

As a prototype for NASA, Enterprise never flew in space. It was previously on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles.

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