Intrepid moves aircraft to make room for shuttle

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Posted: Apr 18, 2012 5:27 AM
Intrepid moves aircraft to make room for shuttle

The shuttle needs some space.

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Wednesday morning is moving three aircrafts from its flight deck to make room for the space shuttle Enterprise.

The aircrafts will be hoisted by crane onto the pier and then a barge. They'll be taken to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, N.Y.

They include a Supermarine Scimitar F.1 British Royal Navy fighter bomber, a Douglas F3D-2 (F-10) Skyknight and a Mikoyan Gurevich MIG-15 aircraft.

The Enterprise is scheduled to arrive at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday. It will be brought to the Intrepid by barge in June and subsequently go on public display in a temporary pavilion.

The Intrepid is working on the Enterprise's permanent location.