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New York - Space Shuttle Enterprise Damaged after Crashing Into Bridge

Published on: June 4, 2012 10:07 PM
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Photo by Shimon GifterNew York - When the space shuttle programme was in full swing, even the tiniest fault could have devastating results.

But as the iconic spacecraft head for retirement, they no longer seem to be treated with the same extreme caution as in the past.

On Sunday, the shuttle Enterprise was damaged after colliding with a bridge in Jamaica Bay off the New York coast.

The damage, which was apparently the result of 40mph winds, is believed to be only ‘cosmetic’, according to an expert who witnessed the crash, and has not affected the shuttle’s interior.



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 Jun 04, 2012 at 10:11 PM Ny Says:

Lol. Its become more like an idol.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 10:28 PM Aryeh Says:

The Enterprise was never intended for flight.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:06 PM post4 Says:

Bunch of idiots, also it looks like the barge is sinking, what are they thinking??

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 01:18 AM Respect Says:

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post4 Says:

Bunch of idiots, also it looks like the barge is sinking, what are they thinking??

All barges run very low on the water when fully loaded.

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 08:26 AM ELEPHANT Says:

Welcome to NYC , park your car once and it gets damaged .

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 08:37 AM MINBP Says:

NASA Stands for - Need Another Seven Astronauts !!!

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 10:41 AM Youvegottobekidding Says:

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MINBP Says:

NASA Stands for - Need Another Seven Astronauts !!!

How is that in any way appropriate?

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 11:33 AM 5TResident Says:

Who cares? The Enterprise never flew under its own power and never had engines. All damage to it now is merely cosmetic.

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 11:10 AM mewhoze Says:

pretty embarassing. had it come by ground it probably would have gotten stuck in a pothole

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 02:21 PM StevenWright Says:

As soon as it comes to rest near the Intrepid, it'll get a parking ticket!

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 03:21 PM Abolish NASA Says:

Twelve American astronauts landed on the moon, and returned safely to earth, from 1969-1972. The Russians were beaten to the moon. Afterwards, NASA wasted billions upon billions with trips to the space station. How have the trips to the space station with the shuttle benefited mankind? The next President should abolish NASA, and let private enterprise engage in the exploration of space. There are enough problems on earth, without wasting additional money on questionable space probes.

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