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Space Shuttle Enterprise Separated From 747 At New York's JFK Airport (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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The space shuttle Enterprise hangs just a few feet above a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Sunday, May 13, 2012, after it was lifted from the airplane in preparation for its upcoming journey to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The space shuttle Enterprise hangs just a few feet above a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Sunday, May 13, 2012, after it was lifted from the airplane in preparation for its upcoming journey to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

-- The space shuttle Enterprise has been separated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier at John F. Kennedy International Airport, just weeks after flying over New York City.

The shuttle is now resting under a de-icing shed at the airport. 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.

Enterprise never went on an actual space mission; it was a full-scale test vehicle used for flights in the atmosphere and experiments on the ground.

Here are images of the shuttle's final journey, flying over Washington and New York and ultimately being separated from its 747 carrier plane.

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