Space Shuttle Enterprise waits to be lifted onto the deck of theaircraft carrier Intrepid at the Intrepid Sea, Air and SpaceMuseum, its new and permanent home, in New York, the United States,June 6, 2012. NEW YORK, June 6 — U.S. space shuttle Enterprise made its finallanding Wednesday at New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air and SpaceMuseum as it passed the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Centersite and other Manhattan landmarks. The shuttle atop a barge started its sailing from Jersey City andarrived at the Intrepid around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. Welding Positioners
Ittook four hours for the Enterprise to be hoisted by crane andlowered onto the flight deck of the Intrepid at around 4 p.m.. Itwill be open to the public in mid-July. Hundreds of people lined the west side waterfront to welcomeEnterprise accompanied by a flotilla of vessels including a policeboat, a Fire Department boat and a yellow taxi boat. It was very interesting, and took quite a long time, but very worthto wait. We’ve actually been on it when we went to Kennedy SpaceCenter and had a look at it. China Hardfacing Machine
So we’re quite excited to see it heretoday,” an English tourist named Sharon told Xinhua, who has beenwaiting for hours near Intrepid to witness the shuttle’s finallanding. According to a statement by Intrepid museum officials, a wingtip ofthe shuttle was damaged slightly on Sunday during its transit fromJohn F. Kennedy Airport to Weeks Marine in Jersey City, where itwas held until Tuesday. It has since been repaired. The shuttle was on display at a Smithsonian Institute museum inWashington D.C. Electric Power Trowel Manufacturer
before taking flight from Virginia’s DullesInternational Airport on April 27 and making its final flight toNew York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Completed in 1976, Enterprise was designed as a prototype testvehicle. Test pilots demonstrated that it could fly and land in theatmosphere like airplanes, but the Enterprise never flew in space. Space Shuttle Enterprise waits to be lifted onto the deck of theaircraft carrier Intrepid at the Intrepid Sea, Air and SpaceMuseum, its new and permanent home, in New York, the United States,June 6, 2012.