The journey for Enterprise begins on Friday, June 1 at 7 a.m.* when Enterprise, atop the trailer it was placed on when it was demated from the NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) 747, is rolled from its current location under a protective de-icing tent to a near-water location at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, for preparation to be placed onto the Weeks Marine barge that will ferry it to the Intrepid Museum. The shuttle will not be lifted onto the barge on this day. No media access to JFK for this event.
On Saturday, June 2, beginning between noon and 2p.m.*, Enterprise will be lifted by crane and placed onto the barge. Craning takes approximately three hours. Media invited; access begins at 11 a.m. Take Belt Parkway to Lefferts Blvd (Exit 1W); drive south; gate entrance to media site on left; parking along sides of the street near entrance. Viewing location across the water from craning point; approximately 100 yard throw. No cabling or live shots are permitted, per Port Authority. The barge will not depart JFK on this day.
On Sunday, June 3, at 7:45 a.m.*, the barge carrying Enterprise will depart JFK, towed by a Weeks Marine tugboat, and will travel along the shore of Queens and Brooklyn, passing the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge at 3:30 p.m.; Coney Island at 4:19 p.m.; and under the Verrazano Bridge at 5:34 p.m. before docking at Weeks Marine in Port Elizabeth, NJ at 6:00 p.m. No media access to JFK departure point or at Weeks Marine on June 3. Media encouraged to find optimal shooting points along approximate path of shuttle.
On Monday, June 4, the barge and shuttle will remain at Weeks Marine in Port Elizabeth, NJ. No media access to Weeks Marine during this time.
On Tuesday, June 5, at 9:15 a.m.*, the barge and shuttle will leave Weeks Marine, passing the Statue of Liberty at 9:50 a.m.*; the World Trade Center at 10:40 a.m.*; and travel up the Hudson River, completing its journey at the Intrepid Museum at 11:30 a.m.* where it will be lifted by crane onto the flight deck and put into position facing the Hudson River. Craning operation takes three hours*. Media invited to craning event at Intrepid Museum; enter at 46th Street and 12th Avenue.