Oregon Coast photogapher Steve Power’s brother, who lives near New York City, took a stunning picture of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise on its way to the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid Museum, anchored in New York where it will be on display from here on. Mike Power got the perfect shot of the Enterprise atop a 747 that did a symbolic fly-by of the new World Trade Center now under construction in New York. Very powerful and complex imagery in one photograph.
According to NASA, the Enterprise never flew on an actual mission to space, but was used in a number of experiments related to the flight of its sister ships. The Discovery flew of Washington, DC on the back of the same NASA 747 pictured here and will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in the nation’s capital. The Space Shuttle Endeavor will be permanently housed at a site in Los Angeles, and the Space Shuttle Atlantis will be permanently on display at the Florida Kennedy Space Center.