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See Amazing Photos of the Space Shuttle Enterprise Over New York City

New Yorkers who looked up into the sky on Friday were treated to something simply amazing. The Space Shuttle Enterprise rocketed past such iconic New York City landmarks as the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center before coming in for a landing at JFK airport. Luckily, photographers caught the close encounter. 

Enterprise, which was used as a test vehicle both in outer space and on the ground, zoomed around NYC atop a modified jumbo jet. The odd sight of a shuttle riding piggyback on a jet caused Twitter to erupt earlier today.

Check out some photos of the Enterprise cruising around the Big Apple below.

Space Shuttle Closeup
Bruce Bennett, Getty Images

Space Shuttle Bridge
Michael Nagle, Getty Images

Statue of Liberty Space Shuttle
Bruce Bennett, Getty Images

Space Shuttle Enterprise
Mario Tama, Getty Images

Space Shuttle Enterprise Landing
Allison Joyce, Getty Images

[via The Washington Post]

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