Go Back   Family Vacation Critic Forums > Ask Our Editor
 


Forgot Your Password?

Ask Our Editor Ask Lissa Harnish Poirot your travel questions! And check out the Family Vacation Critic Blog

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-25-2012, 12:14 PM
Family Editor Family Editor is offline
Editor, Family Vacation Critic
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 414
Default Catch the Space Shuttle in New York

If you missed watching the Space Shuttle make its flyby over Washington, D.C., last week, this week the Space Shuttle Enterprise will be doing its flyby over New York City, carried by a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Flying at a low altitude (between 1,000 and 3,000 feet) for spectators to get a good glimpse, [...]

More...
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-26-2012, 12:39 AM
HostColleen's Avatar
HostColleen HostColleen is offline
Host & Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 481
Default

We've all been so excited here knowing that a Space Shuttle was coming to retire on the Intrepid; can't wait to see it! I was (for some odd reason) curious to know which one we were getting and it will be the Enterprise

(Might also make many Trekkies happy that the one named after their starship is coming when the next convention rolls into town!)

I also read there may be a fly by near the Statue of Liberty but it seems hard to know what time that will be; we're lucky enough to near a short walk to be in view of the Statue but without knowing the time, and here is where as a New Yorker, the issue of security comes into our minds and I wonder if they will tell us the timing.

It would seem the only thing to do is keep the news on to find out when/if it takes off from Dulles and gets into JFK, then off again for the fly by before going back to live at JFK until June when it will be towed by barge up the Hudson which will also be ANOTHER awesome site to see! Cooler still? Watching how they get it onto the Intrepid!

The Intrepid was already awesome, it's now going to be even more amazing!

Also keep in mind, New York City Fleet Week, dates to be announced but usually starts by Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend. Another fun family day in New York City!
Reply With Quote


Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Washington DC Weekend: Spies, Space, and Sloth Bears Family Editor Ask Our Editor 1 04-19-2012 03:22 PM


  • Cruising with Kids: Your Guide to Kids’ Clubs
    Many cruise lines cater to children, so much, in fact, that it's difficult to determine which offerings are best, especially in terms of kids' clubs. Before you plan your next cruise, consider these programs, listed by line. Carnival Cruise Line Camp Carnival Ships: All Except Breeze, Triump... read more
  • 5 Tips for Planning a Family Ski Trip on a Budget
    5 Tips for Planning a Family Ski Trip on a Budget62% of parents report that the toughest part of planning a family ski trip is making it budget-friendlyEwing, NJ - October 15, 2014 - According to a recent survey of Family Vacation Critic's Family Travel Parent Panel, 62 percent of parents report tha... read more
  • 20 Best Ski Resorts for Families
    For families who cannot wait for the first reports of snow in the mountains, ski season is a highly anticipated time of year. From early December (November, if we're lucky) through early April, ski resorts beckon with powder-covered mountains, cozy fireplaces, and winter fun galore. Family Vacation ... read more

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:47 PM.


© 2009 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved. All of the material contained on Family Vacation Critic is protected under copyright. You may, however, download a single copy for your personal use.