New Yorkers play #spottheshuttle as Enterprise flies to Intrepid


It’s a space nerd holiday in New York this morning as the Space Shuttle Enterprise flies to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.

Space Shuttle Enterprise is tentatively scheduled to fly to New York on Friday, April 27, between 10:30am and 11:30am, riding piggyback on a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

#NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise NYC low-altitude flyover may include Statue of Liberty, Intrepid before landing at JFK.

— Liz Goldenberg (@newstruthliz) April 27, 2012

The flight path offers millions of New Yorkers the chance to capture spectacular images of the shuttle flying at an altitude of just 1000-3000 ft over the Hudson River and past New York City landmarks.

Check back throughout the morning as Twitchy collects the best images and videos tweeted by shuttle spotters.

Enterprise #OV101 at Dulles @NASA #SpotTheShuttle

— MWAA (@dcairports) April 27, 2012

Obligatory tweet from Spock:

Enterprise is landing at JFK in NY today. She's going to the Intrepid Museum.. LLAP

— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) April 27, 2012

Confirmation that Leonard Nimoy is in NYC to welcome Enterprise today. #ov101 #spottheshuttle #llap

— Todd Stowell (@toddstowell) April 27, 2012

Shuttle spotters are already gathering.

Shuttle spotters arriving here at Hamilton Park Weehawken, NJ. #OV101 #spottheshuttle #shuttlenbc #NYC #NJ

— Anthony Quintano (@AnthonyQuintano) April 27, 2012

Follow along on Twitter at #spottheshuttle and #ov101.!/jstrevino/statuses/195863162027917312

Here's the map of the Space Shuttle Enterprise NYC fly o... on Twitpic

And we have liftoff just before 9:45 a.m. ET:

RT @ShuttleAlmanac Enterprise/SCA-905 TAKEOFF for New York City 1 #OV101

— GabrielleLainePeters (@GabrielleNYC) April 27, 2012

Video of the departure from Washington Dulles International Airport:

Our video of Enterprise's departure from Dulles runway 30: Enjoy! #OV101 #intrepidshuttle @NASA

— MWAA (@dcairports) April 27, 2012!/DarylLang/status/195883745604153344!/Coonin/status/195884044309897219

Enterprise #ov101 @ Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

— Sebastian Delmont (@sd) April 27, 2012

Space Shuttle Enterprise over NYC!!! #OV101

— Uri Fintzy (@urifintzy) April 27, 2012

Shuttle flying by the BuzzFeed office.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 27, 2012

Shuttle flying by the BuzzFeed office.  on Twitpic

@EP_Wilson @SCTNews here is another pic of the Space Shuttle Enterprise. #SpotTheShuttle

— ICSC (@ICSC) April 27, 2012

#Enterprise over #NYC! via @edit101 ~ I'm never in the right city at the right time!! #SpotTheShuttle #OV101

— kristen schechter (@SchechterSays) April 27, 2012!/NotifyNYC/status/195610537277652992

As a boy I fell in love with the Shuttle, and the Statue of Liberty. Today, I saw them together. #SpotTheShutte #NASA

— Tim Forster (@timfo) April 27, 2012

View of Space Shuttle Enterprise flying over NYC from the Municipal Building. #spottheshuttle #shuttlespotting

— City of New York (@nycgov) April 27, 2012

View of Space Shuttle Enterprise flying over NYC from the Mun... on Twitpic!/thomaskula/status/195887819355467777

God Bless America. #Enterprise #OV101

— Nirav Patel (@NirPatel) April 27, 2012

We had a great view of Enterprise from the @sciam offices in SoHo! #spottheshuttle

— John Matson (@jmtsn) April 27, 2012

We had a great view of Enterprise from the @sciam offices in ... on Twitpic!/iowaradioguy/status/195889830910115841

Space Shuttle Enterprise flies over the Statue of Liberty

— Larry Richman (@larry411) April 27, 2012

There it goes. Space Shuttle Enterprise flying over @LincolnCenter. An amazing view! #OV101 #spottheshuttle

— Lincoln Center (@LincolnCenter) April 27, 2012!/mickokka/status/195891024063758338!/hiphopdoc/status/195892190222876672

#spottheshuttle just great view here at Dyckman pier with harmonica accompaniment of Star Spangled Banner.

— Nancy Preston (@nancypontz) April 27, 2012!/coreyglick/status/195893903478624256

#spottheshuttle *and* the NYC skyline Via @kejames

— Lou Woodley (@LouWoodley) April 27, 2012

The Senator and the Vulcan. #spottheshuttle #shuttlemash #enterprise @ Hangar 12 Parking JFK Airport

— Pete Pachal (@petepachal) April 27, 2012

Just saw a spaceship on my way to work. Nbd. #spottheshuttle @ Brooklyn bridge

— Emily Cohn (@emily_cohn) April 27, 2012!/licawouters/status/195895027417874432

Welcome to the Big Apple #OV101 #Enterprise! Wheels down at JFK Airport. #SpottheShuttle

— NASA (@NASA) April 27, 2012