After a one-day weather delay, space shuttle Enterprise will finally be moved to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum today.
For anyone who cares to watch a giant space vehicle get tugged up the Hudson River on a flat-bed barge, EarthCam will be providing LIVE coverage of the shuttle’s entire two-hour journey to Manhattan’s west side from New Jersey.
Here are the details (all times are weather dependent):
- Enterprise is scheduled to depart Port Elizabeth in Bayonne, N.J. at 10:15 a.m. EDT.
- It will float past the Statue of Liberty around 10:50 a.m. and One World Trade centre Freedom Tower around 11:30 a.m.
- The shuttle will arrive at the USS Intrepid around 12:30 p.m.
- It will then take about four hours to lift Enterprise via crane onto Intrepid’s flight deck
Let’s just hope the NASA prototype arrives at its final resting place without any smashed parts this time.
If you recall, on Sunday, the shuttle suffered minor wing damage when it hit a bridge as it was being towed from JFK airport to the temporary port in New Jersey.
Enterprise was flown to New York on the back of a 747 from Washington at the end of April.
The space shuttle will open to the public mid-July.
UPDATE 1:00 p.m. EDT: Space shuttle Enterprise pulled into the south side of Pier 86 and will begin the four-hour process of being lifted by crane onto the Intreprid.
Our reporter Robert Johnson was on scene snapping exclusive photographs of the shuttle arriving and being unloaded. He’ll post more images once he returns from the harbor, but here’s a preview:
Here’s a closer shot tweeted by @IntrepidMuseum:
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