Space Shuttle Enterprise Lands At JFK


There has been a lot of movement in the space shuttle world recently. First, Discovery landed last week at Washington’s Dulles before heading to its new home at the Smithsonian, and our crewmembers sent us some amazing shots of the piggy-back jet ride. Today, Enterprise takes the spotlight as New Yorkers welcome the first ever space shuttle to their city!

While Enterprise was scheduled to arrive at JFK on Monday, unfavorable weather conditions caused a delay, and it finally landed this morning, after flying over the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. Enterprise made the trip from IAD to JFK on the back of NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747 jetliner.

Enterprise has been on display for several years at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia—where Discovery lives today. Its new home will be at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and NASA expects to complete the move from JFK next week.

We spotted the shuttle from our home at JFK as well as from the rooftop of our new building in Long Island City, Queens.