The Space Shuttle Enterprise Is Back, This Time Via Tugboat

Kaylie. Photo via Michael Saratovsky

The Space Shuttle Enterprise, which was last seen flying over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on the back of an airplane, has come back.

The shuttle is on its final leg of a journey from the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.

The Enterprise has been parked at John F. Kennedy Airport since it arrived atop a modified Boeing 747 from Washington. On Sunday, the shuttle made its way across New York Harbor to Port Elizabeth, N.J. It passed under the Verrazano bridge along the way.

On June 5, the shuttle will travel up the Hudson River and complete its trip to the Intrepid Museum where it will finally be open to the public starting July 19.

Local reader Michael Saratovsky was with his young daughter Kaylie in Belle Harbor, NY and snapped these photos of the shuttle making it’s way across the waters.