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NASA's prototype space shuttle Enterprise now aims for Friday landing in New York
[i]Grounded for more than 25 years as a museum display, the space shuttle Enterprise will need to wait just a few more days before taking to the air for one last flight.
The prototype NASA orbiter, which never flew in space but was used by the space agency for approach and landing tests in the late 1970s, will now take off from Washington, D.C. for New York no sooner than Friday (April 27), if the weather cooperates.
"A large region of low pressure dominating the east coast has made it difficult to reliably predict an acceptable day for the flight," NASA said in a statement released after a meeting held Tuesday morning (April 24) to reassess the weather forecast. "Managers now are tentatively targeting the flight for Friday, April 27, weather permitting."[/i]
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