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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.

Source: NASA via Wikimedia Commons

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum will soon be the new home for the Space Shuttle Enterprise. As the shuttle makes its way to the museum, it is scheduled to fly over some of New York’s landmarks, including the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

The trip is tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 27, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30a.m, weather permitting. The shuttle will be making the voyage on the back of a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. The plane will be en route from Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., according to NYC Aviation, a worldwide aerospace organization for aviation enthusiasts and industry professionals.

After missing Monday’s initial scheduled flight due to bad weather and then missing the rescheduled Wednesday flight for the same reason, air and space fans are hoping Friday’s flight won’t get cancelled.

Because of security risks, the shuttle’s extensive itinerary will not be disclosed. However, air and space fans are using #shuttlespottingnyc on Twitter and Instagram to let followers know of any shuttle sightings. Also, the curious are encouraged to check out the for shuttle updates.

Good luck catching a glimpse of the shuttle. Tell us all about it below it if you do!