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Space Shuttle Enterprise to Move to Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum in 2012

Officials at NASA and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum announced today the official transfer of title of Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise from NASA to the Intrepid. The Enterprise will move to the Museum in the summer of 2012. The contract was signed by Lynn Cline, NASA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations and Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

It is expected that the space shuttle orbiter will be flown from Washington D.C. to JFK International Airport by ferry-flight aboard a 747 NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in the spring of 2012. It will then be transported during the summer of 2012 by barge to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex located at Pier 86 of the Hudson River Park, and placed on its flight deck under a protective covering. The public will have the ability to see the shuttle while visiting the Intrepid.

“NASA is proud to transfer the title of space shuttle Enterprise to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City,” said NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden. “The U.S.S. Intrepid had a rich history with NASA’s mission, and Enterprise – the pathfinder for the Space Shuttle Program – belongs in this historic setting. Enterprise, along with the rest of our shuttle fleet, is a national treasure and it will help inspire the next generation of explorers as we begin our next chapter of space exploration.”

“We thank all of those who have supported and continue to support the mission of having Enterprise in NYC and at the Museum. This historic addition to the Intrepid Museum Complex will be a great contributor to the region and the city and be a catalyst for further redevelopment in the neighborhood,” said Charles de Gunzburg, Co-Chairman of the Intrepid Museum.

“Enterprise’s new home will create a significant amount of new temporary and permanent jobs, and generate millions in economic impact annually for the local economy,” said Richard Santulli, Co-Chairman of the Intrepid Museum. “Enterprise brings a magnificent and historical artifact to NYC for millions to enjoy.” –

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