A New Home
Early yesterday morning, space shuttle Enterprise left its home inside the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The orbiter moved out to make room for Discovery, which was flown in from Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday. It was a bittersweet day at the museum during the official hand-over on Thursday, as space fans were reminded that the shuttle program has ended. But most enjoyed the opportunity to be so close to something that has traveled so far by people so brave, many of whom were there to commemorate the day. Air & Space photo editor Caroline Sheen took one of the last photos of the day, from under Discovery's wing, now parked in the hangar, as Enterprise rolled out to began its journey to New York City, where it will be on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.