Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum Preparing For Shuttle Enterprise

The Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum is busy preparing for the anticipated arrival of the shuttle prototype Enterprise next week.
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is moving three aircrafts from its flight deck to make room for the space shuttle Enterprise.

The aircrafts are being hoisted by crane onto the pier and then a barge. They’ll be taken to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, N.Y.

They include a Supermarine Scimitar F.1 British Royal Navy fighter-bomber, a Douglas F3D-2 (F-10) Skyknight and a Mikoyan Gurevich MIG-15 aircraft.
They are moving several aircraft that had been displayed on the flight deck to make room for the Enterprise.

The Enterprise will be making its final flyby of the New York City metro area before landing at JFK Airport on Monday. It will be moved to the Intrepid by barge later this year when its location is prepared.

It is being flown on a specially prepared NASA Boeing 747, which while being lighter than a fully laden with passengers version, can fly only the fraction of the distance due to the higher wind resistance.

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