Space Shuttle's Arrival in NYC Delayed Due to Weather
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum may have cleared part of its deck in anticipation of the arrival of the space shuttle, but it will have to wait a bit longer. NASA's planned flight of the Enterprise, piggy-backed atop of a 747, has been pushed back due to "an unfavorable weather forecast."
NASA's website stated that flight "has been postponed until further notice." The agency said managers would continue to watch the weather forecasts and announce a new day "as soon as practical."
"To ensure a safe flight for Enterprise and the [Shuttle Carrier Aircraft], NASA managers, in consultation with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, decided Friday to delay the flight because of inclement weather predicted in both New York and Washington, where the flight will originate," the museum stated on its website.
The shuttle was scheduled to arrive at JFK airport on Monday and then later moved by barge to the Intrepid where it would is expected to been on display beginning this summer, until the Enterprise's permanent home in the city is created.