The new pavilion for NASA’s retired shuttle was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning.
The space shuttle Enterprise is on its way to being open to the public.
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The shuttle left Jersey City on a barge Wednesday and began traveling up the Hudson River. It passed by the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center site and is scheduled to be lifted onto the flight deck of the Intrepid shortly.
Its arrival may have been delayed by bad weather, but officials now say space shuttle Enterprise is set to arrive in New York City on Friday.
The arrival of the space shuttle Enterprise has been delayed by bad weather, but that has not dampened the excitement over the museum’s newest attraction.
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.
There was Stefanie Gordon on Monday, just minding her own business on her way to see her parents in Lake Worth, Fla., when her entire world turned upside down, albeit in a good way.
The science experiment is on board, but Friday’s launch has been scrubbed because of a heater failure. NASA has not yet set a firm date for the next launch attempt.
Artist Ed Diment is constructing the model aircraft, which will be 22-feet-long, weigh 550 pounds and require 250,000 LEGO pieces.
Museum officials estimate a shuttle would bring in more than one million visitors each year.
NASA is expected Tuesday to decide where its three retired and retiring Space Shuttles will go.
The space shuttle landed in Florida today but New York City hopes another will land alongside its aircraft carrier sometime in the future.
The Buehler Challenger and Space Center in Paramus is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Challenger explosion. Where were you on that fateful day?
The New York State Assembly is hoping they can entice NASA to bring one of the three retired space shuttles to New York.