By Keith Laing - 04/23/12 09:08 PM EDT
NASA is planning to fly its retiring space shuttle Enterprise from Washington to New York on Wednesday, officials said Monday.
The agency's flight of it space shuttle Discovery from the Kennedy Space Center to the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in northern Virginia captivated officials in Washington last week.
The agency is now planning to fly the shuttle Discovery is replacing, Enterprise, to New York to be housed at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, providing another opportunity for shuttle watchers to view one of the vehicles atop a 747 airplane.
NASA said Monday that Enterprise's flight plan is dependent on a weather briefing Tuedsay morning. The agency said the shuttle will be flown at a low altitude over New York as Discovery was over Washington to allow residents to get better view.
NASA said Enterprise will be placed in onto a tugboat upon its arrival in New York and carried up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in June.