Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Last voyage of the Enterprise

I know, I know, I'm waaaay behind with this one, but I don't pretend to be an up-to-the-minute news blog and I'm...well...lazy.

So, two weeks ago, I had the chance to see the Space Shuttle Enterprise sail up the Hudson on a barge, en route to its permanent home at the Inrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  You can keep up with the shuttle exhibit here.

Here is the Enterprise sailing past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Space Shuttle Enterprise sails up the Hudson

A lovely fire boat led the way...

A fire boat leads the Enterprise up the Hudson

I really loved the crazy clouds this day.  These photos don't quite capture the broodiness and ominous sky that made the event all the more riveting.

Space Shuttle Enterprise sails up the Hudson

To the Intrepid!

Space Shuttle Enterprise sails up the Hudson

And, here is some highly dramatic video...  As I've confessed before, I'm terrible with video, hence the nonsensical panning across the harbor in the first few seconds.  But you get the idea.

See more photos of the Enterprise here.

Previously:  The Enterprise flying up the Hudson strapped to the back of a 747.