Spaceship Enterprise goes to museum

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Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies past the Jersey City skyline prior to landing at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Michael Heiman/Getty Images/AFP

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies past the Jersey City skyline prior to landing at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Michael Heiman/Getty Images/AFP

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The Space Shuttle Enterprise rides atop a NASA modified 747 plane over New York. The Space Shuttle Enterprise officially arrived in New York to be placed at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

The Space Shuttle Enterprise rides atop a NASA modified 747 plane over New York. The Space Shuttle Enterprise officially arrived in New York to be placed at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

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Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, lands at John F Kennedy International Airport in the Queens borough of New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Allison Joyce/Getty Images/AFP

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, lands at John F Kennedy International Airport in the Queens borough of New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Allison Joyce/Getty Images/AFP

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Space shuttle Enterprise, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies past the skyline of Manhattan as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey during a flyover in New York. Enterprise is expected to be placed on display at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in June. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Space shuttle Enterprise, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies past the skyline of Manhattan as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey during a flyover in New York. Enterprise is expected to be placed on display at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in June. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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Spectators watch space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, fly up the Hudson River, prior to landing at John F Kennedy International Airport on April 27, 2012 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Michael Nagle/Getty Images/AFP

Spectators watch space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, fly up the Hudson River, prior to landing at John F Kennedy International Airport on April 27, 2012 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Michael Nagle/Getty Images/AFP

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Riding atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, the space shuttle Enterprise flies past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor on April 27, 2012 in New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP

Riding atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, the space shuttle Enterprise flies past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor on April 27, 2012 in New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP

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NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Enterprise mounted atop flies up the Hudson River past the New York City skyline on its way to John F Kennedy International Airport. During the weeks following the arrival, Enterprise will be "demated" from the 747 and placed on a barge that will be moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in June. AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A. CLARY

NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Enterprise mounted atop flies up the Hudson River past the New York City skyline on its way to John F Kennedy International Airport. During the weeks following the arrival, Enterprise will be "demated" from the 747 and placed on a barge that will be moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in June. AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A. CLARY

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Star Trek television cast members attend the roll out of the Space Shuttle Enterprise at the Palmdale manufacturing facilities in this NASA handout photo dated September 17, 1976. From left to right: NASA Administrator Dr. James D. Fletcher, DeForest Kelley (Dr. "Bones" McCoy), George Takei (Mr. Sulu), James Doohan (Mr. Scott), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), Gene Rodenberry and Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov). The Enterprise officially arrived in New York on April 27 to be placed in the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

Star Trek television cast members attend the roll out of the Space Shuttle Enterprise at the Palmdale manufacturing facilities in this NASA handout photo dated September 17, 1976. From left to right: NASA Administrator Dr. James D. Fletcher, DeForest Kelley (Dr. "Bones" McCoy), George Takei (Mr. Sulu), James Doohan (Mr. Scott), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), Gene Rodenberry and Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov). The Enterprise officially arrived in New York on April 27 to be placed in the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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