Couple of months ago, there was a planned space shuttle Enterprise NYC flyover where the shuttle was mounted on top of a modified 747 jumbo and had a planned route over NYC. Enterprise was just a prototype that was built that never had engines or heat shield and therefore was never able to to spaceflights.
I took some pictures and wanted to share them with the rest of the world. There are some more pictures in my flickr gallery if you are interested.
1) Shuttle being carried on top of the modified Boeing 747. The shuttle looked tiny compared to the size and wingspan of 747.
2) As the space shuttle got closer and closer to us, we started recognizing how big the 747 is compared to the space shuttle. Keep in mind that this shuttle was never designed to fly. It was just a prototype.
3) I caught this snap at a very good time when the shuttle just flew by the intrepid museum, its current home. You have to go to USS Intrepid to see how massive this vessel is.
4) A close up view of the shuttle passing by on the hudson river.
5) Even more close up look at the shuttle.
6) Photographers getting ready to take an aim at the shuttle just after it broke the clouds.
I am so glad I witnessed the enterprise NYC flyover event as this does not happen all the time and the shuttle program had some great history to it. Kudos to all the scientists and engineers who have made these. Too bad, we lost a couple of them.