Space Shuttle Enterprise takes off on final flight to New York

The retiring NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise is flying Friday from Washington to New York, a week after another space shuttle's trip to D.C. captivated officials in the capital city. 

The agency is shuttling the Enterprise, which had been housed as the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in northern Virginia, to New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Enterprise was replaced at Dulles by the Space Shuttle Discovery, which was flown from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week.

On that trip, the Discovery flew low atop a 747 airplane over D.C. landmarks. NASA is planning a similar approach for the Enterprise in New York, providing another opportunity for shuttle watchers to view the ship one last time.

NASA had been planning to fly the Enterprise to New York on Wednesday, but the trip was postponed by bad weather in the Washington area. 

NASA has said Enterprise will be placed 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.