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Space Shuttle Enterprise scheduled to arrive in New York Friday

Bad weather had delayed the arrival of the Space Shuttle Enterprise to the Big Apple. The prototype orbiter is set to be displayed at New York's Intrepid museum. 

By Associated Press / April 25, 2012

In this photo provided by NASA, the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft moves into place for mating underneath the space shuttle Enterprise for transport to New York at Washington Dulles International Airport, Friday, in Sterling, Va. Enterprise is expected to go on display at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum in New York.

Bill Ingalls/NASA/AP


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The space shuttle Enterprise is tentatively scheduled to arrive in New York City on Friday.

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The shuttle had been scheduled to arrive earlier in the week but NASA had it pushed back because of bad weather.

The Enterprise is being brought to the city where it has a new permanent home waiting at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

The plan is to fly the shuttle atop a carrier aircraft to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. It will be moved by barge to the Intrepid museum for public display.

The museum is at a decommissioned aircraft carrier moored off Manhattan. It's been making room for the shuttle on its flight deck.

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