NEW YORK (AP) – An unusual flying object is on its way to New York City’s airspace. The space shuttle Enterprise is riding on top of a modified jumbo jet.
The shuttle prototype left Washington on Friday morning.
Its journey to the city is planned to include low-altitude flyovers over parts of the city and landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid on Manhattan’s west side.
It’s eventually going to make its new home in New York City at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
It won’t arrive at its new home just yet, though. That won’t happen until June. It’s scheduled to be open to the public in mid-July.
In the meantime, the Enterprise will be kept at Kennedy Airport.