Aviation News

April 30, 2012

Photos: Hey, Remember When the Space Shuttle Flew Over New York Last Week? That Was Cool!

We’ve finally recovered from our Space Shuttle Enterprise-arrival hangovers to publish some of our favorite photos of the landing and the flyovers.

Note: They are still publicly viewable at JFK from the road next to the hangar where they are being stored. Enterprise‘s tail is just a little too tall to fit all the way into the hangar, so it is sticking out a bit, along with the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

They’re visible from the Van Wyck Expressway or the airport’s South Service Rd. Check out this map to help you find your way. And don’t stop on the Expressway to look…it’s quite dangerous. Be sure only to stop in a safe place with a shoulder, and also don’t be surprised if a friendly police officer pulls over to tell you to keep moving.

Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flyby JFK Airport. (Photo by Fred Miler)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttler Carrier 747 flyby JFK Airport. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)

(Photo by Eric Dunetz)

Space Shuttle Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Boeing 747. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)

(Photo by Eric Dunetz)

Space Shuttle Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Boeing 747. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)

(Photo by Eric Dunetz)

Shuttle Enterprise does a flyby at JFK, the NASA DC-9 already on the ground. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)

(Photo by Eric Dunetz)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft roll out after landing at JFK. (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft land at JFK Airport. (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft land at JFK Airport. (Photo by Fred Miler)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Space Shuttle Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Boeing 747. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)

(Photo by Eric Dunetz)

Touchdown! Welcome home, Enterprise! (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Very short final for JFK's runway 31L, the airport's longest. (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

JFK flyby by Space Shuttle Atlantis. (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft are visible in the distance behind the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Buildings. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

(Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

JFK flyby by Space Shuttle Atlantis. (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft land at JFK Airport. (Photo by Fred Miler)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Touch down! Welcome home, Atlantis! (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Lining up for the flyby. (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (Photo by NASA)

(Photo by Fred Miller)

Now parked for awhile at JFK. (Photo by Fred Miller)

(Photo by TKFred Miller

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

(Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

(Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

(Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

(Photo by NASA/Matt Hedges)

(Photo by NASA/Scott Andrews)

(Photo by NASA/Scott Andrews)

Taking off from Dulles for the flight to New York City. (Photo by NASA/Scott Andrews)

(Photo by NASA/Scott Andrews)

Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Shuttle Carrier. (Photo by NASA/Scott Andrews)

(Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

(Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

(Photo by NASA/Robert Markowitz)

(Photo by NASA/Robert Markowitz)

(Photo by TK)

(Photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers)

(Photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers)



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