Saturday, April 28, 2012

Watching Enterprise Fly

Mikro and I had the once in a lifetime opportunity of seeing the Space Shuttle Enterprise fly up and down the Hudson River atop a 747 transport aircraft, on its way to become the newest exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. We took an early train, hoping to see it on our way down the Hudson Line into the city. Kev updated us with timing information, and it became apparent that we would be too early to see it if we continued our ride. So we hopped off at Yonkers, hoping to catch it and still make an early enough train to get to Mikro's science class... Standing around on the windy platform, we met a former NASA rocket scientist, who was also trying to catch the flyover, and watched together. Just a minute or so before our last possible train pulled in, we were amazed to see the shuttle pass by, incredibly close to our side of the river. I snapped a few quick photos and we hustled onto the train. We rushed to the door windows on the river side, and got to watch as she made her return pass downriver as well.

Moments later, Kev was taking amazing shots from Battery Park as Enterprise circled the Statue of Liberty and flew over lower Manhattan.

What an amazing experience. I am so glad Mikro got to see this bit of history!


Muhammad Munawar said...

nice chemistry experiments

jugglingpaynes said...

Very cool! I didn't know it was coming so far north. What great experience!

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