Space Shuttle flies over W Hotel in Hoboken

Hoboken411 reader Andrew snapped a few shots of the Shuttle using a digital binocular – pretty cool. Here’s one over the W Hotel.

What next? Shuttle Happy Hours?

Shuttle flew by – now go back to work!

OK – the plane & shuttle went by, we can all resume our productive activities!

(Thanks Mrfreddy for the pics)

Space Shuttle to fly up and down the Hudson River on 4/27

As most of you know, NASA’s Space Shuttle program has been retired. And as a “tribute” they’re flying the ship all over the place (a great way to spend taxpayer dollars in times of economic woe!) The crazy space plane will eventually end up as an exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC.

The spectacle starts at 10:30am on Friday, April 27, 2012. It’ll fly up and down the Hudson River once (at an altitude of between 1,500 and 3,000 feet), then do another loop out west to the Oranges in NJ, out to western Long Island before landing at Kennedy Airport.

You can see a good map of the exact route over at the NYC Aviation website.