The space shuttle Enterprise flew around the Big Apple this morning, piggybacking of a modified jumbo jet. During its quick tour of New York City, the shuttle visited the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan's west side, before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
When the flight landed, NASA declared, "Touchdown at JFK!"
At the JFK air craft control tower, controllers fielded questions from circling pilots asking why they had been held up from landing. Some asked how much longer they'd be delayed while others wondered where to get the best view.
Video: Shot From JFK Airport
Photo: Close-up of Enterprise Flanked By Fighter Jet (thanks Asdren & Adi!)
Photo: Enterprise Banks Around the United Nations (thanks Asdren & Adi!)
Photo: Enterprise Flies Over The Hudson River
Photo: Enterprise As Seen From Downtown
Photo: Enterprise Flies High in the Sky (Look at the other plane taking off from nearby LaGuardia Airport)
Photo: Close-up of the Enterprise Piggy-Back
Photo: Enterpise Goes Around Southern Manhattan (the Freedom Tower in the building on the right, thanks Asdren & Adi!)