It took careful planning, computer modeling and fixture removal to move a full-scale shuttle model across Kennedy.
NASA transferred title and ownership of space shuttle Enterprise to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum during a ceremony on Dec. 11, at the museum.
Teams at Kennedy evaluated the steps to install flight-worthy pods to Enterprise for upcoming move.
Workers rehearsed lifting shuttles off their 747 carrier aircraft when they arrive at their new homes.
Kennedy visitors will see shuttle Atlantis as it worked in space, with cargo bay doors open and arm extended.
After 30 years of space flight, more than 130 missions, and numerous science and technology firsts, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire and be on display at institutions across the country to inspire the next generation of explorers and engineers.