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Shuttle Makes Journey up the Hudson to Final Resting Place [Video]


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The Hudson River is basically Scientific American’s backyard, so when we heard the space shuttle Enterprise was  heading up the river to its final resting place aboard the USS Intrepid on Manhattan’s west flank, we couldn’t resist firing up the video camera and grabbing a few shots.  Although Enterprise never made it to Earth orbit, it is a bit odd to see Space Age technology ferried on a craft as low-tech as a barge. On the other hand, perhaps that end is fitting, because boats were the vehicle of choice for much of humanity’s early explorations.

About the Author: Eric is the resident video producer and an associate editor at Scientific American. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in biochemistry and New York University with an M.A. in science journalism. His work has also appeared on the websites of Nature, Nature Medicine, Popular Science and The New York Times among many others. Follow on Twitter @EricROlson.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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