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The space shuttle Enterprise rests under a de-icing shed Sunday, May 13, 2012, at John F. Kennedy International Airport after it was detached from a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in the early morning hours. Enterprise has been separated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier at John F. Kennedy International Airport, just weeks after flying over New York City. Next month it will be taken by barge to the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the floating air-and-space museum that will be the shuttle’s permanent home. The shuttle is scheduled to open to the public in mid-July. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Shuttle Enterprise opens in NYC

The Enterprise, a 150,000-pound mammoth of a flying machine, goes on public display July 19 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's

new Space Shuttle Pavilion. Encased in the center of an 

inflatable dome, the shuttle will be available for visitors to admire up

close from just feet away.