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    Awesome! Wish it could do a "pre-retirement world tour" .

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    A little late, but on the NBC Nightly News on Friday they totally goofed on their skyscraper fu during their Enterprise report. The reporter talked about the shuttle "soaring by the sloped rooftop of the Citigroup building" while they showed a shot of the Bank of America Tower from 30 Rock.

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    Schedule of the Barging:

    6/2 (today) Load Enterprise on first barge for trip to NJ
    6/3 (7:45 am)"A Weeks Marine tugboat will tow the barge from JFK 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. It will dock at 6 p.m. at Weeks Marine in Port Elizabeth in New Jersey, where it will remain until Tuesday morning."
    6/5 The barge carrying the Enterprise will depart Weeks Marine at 9:15 a.m. and pass the Statue of Liberty at 9:50 a.m. and near the the World Trade Center at 10:40 a.m. The barge will continue up the Hudson River and arrive at the Intrepid Museum at 11:30 a.m.
    The next three hours will be spent lifting the shuttle by crane onto the USS Intrepid’s flight deck. It will face out toward the Hudson River.





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    Wish I could've been there .


    Getting its water wings! Space shuttle stuns New Yorkers once again as it floats by on way to new home


    Lady Liberty: Shuttle Enterprise passes in front of the Statue of Liberty as it is pulled by a tugboat,
    during its journey to the Sea, Air and Space Museum on the Intrepid


    Under the bridge: Shuttle Enterprise is towed on a barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
    on its way to the Sea Air and Space Museum on the Intrepid


    Water craft: Shuttle Enterprise is towed past a pier filled with stunned onlookers at Brooklyn's iconic Coney Island


    Journey: Its trip along the coast, passing Queens and Brooklyn before an overnight stay in New Jersey,
    will eventually place it at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Manhattan's West Side


    Sight to see: Media members snap pictures of the unusual sight which should appear even more
    extraordinary when towed past beaches and eventually the Statue of Liberty


    Skyscrapers: The Manhattan skyline appears in the background as Shuttle Enterprise is pulled into the area by a tugboat


    Special treatment: Its permanent location at the Intrepid Museum, a former WWII aircraft carrier,
    will be in its own Space Pavilion constructed just for the shuttle


    Exhibit: The exhibit at the Intrepid museum on Manhattan's Upper West Side has a planned opening for the public in mid-July


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    schedule for tomorrow's arrival:

    Shuttle schedule:
    Leaves Weeks Marine, NJ at 10:15 a.m.
    Passes Statue of Liberty at 10:50 a.m.
    Passes World Trade Center at 11:40 a.m.
    Arrives at Intrepid Museum at 12:30 p.m.
    Craning begins shortly after shuttle arrives and takes 3 hours

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    This "odd" view is awesome .


    An odd view for those in Manhattan

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...er=rss&emc=rss

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