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Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display
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Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted on top of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, lands at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, Friday, April 27, 2012, in New York.

Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display


Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display


Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display


Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display

NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flight crew, who flew Enterprise to New York, receives a heroes welcome at JFK Airport in New York.

Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display

Among the 1,500 guests invited to John F. Kennedy International Airport were former crew members of the USS Intrepid World War II aircraft carrier. The Intrepid, now a sea, air and space museum, will display space shuttle Enterprise.

Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display

Actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the starship Enterprise's science officer Spock, helps welcome space shuttle Enterprise to New York.

Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display


Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display

Joe Engle, one of four NASA astronauts who flew space shuttle Enterprise for a series of approach and landing tests in 1977, speaks at the orbiter's arrival ceremony at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display


Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display


Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display


Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display


Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York for museum display

NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) crew, who flew space shuttle Enterprise to New York, poses in front of the air- and spacecraft duo.

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