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Shuttle Enterprise Prepares For Final Leg Of Journey To Intrepid Museum

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Space Shuttle Enterprise (Credit: CBS 2)

Space Shuttle Enterprise (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The Space Shuttle Enterprise has continued its journey to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

It began on Friday when the shuttle was prepared for placement atop a barge near Kennedy Airport. On Saturday the Enterprise was lifted onto the barge, a process which takes three hours to complete.

enterprise gets ready Shuttle Enterprise Prepares For Final Leg Of Journey To Intrepid Museum

Credit WCBS 880 Alex Silverman

On Sunday morning the shuttle will depart and begin its trip towards Port Elizabeth, before making its final movement to the Intrepid.

WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman spoke with Intrepid officials…

Susan Maranoff Zausner, President of the Intrepid Museum, told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman that on-lookers can enjoy the shuttles movement from a number of locations.

“The Verrazano’s going to be quite a beautiful sight.  And the Gil hodges is really dependent on tide and some of the weather conditions.  So it will be a very exciting journey.”

1010 WINS Reporter Terry Sheridan reports…

Those interested in watching can see the shuttle on Sunday at 5:00PM as it passes the Verrazano Bridge. The shuttle will also pass the Statue Of Liberty and the World Trade Center on Tuesday.

Will you be going to watch the shuttle on its journey? Let us know in our comments section below…

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