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    Posted August 1, 2012 by
    New York City, New York

    gtnoffsinger and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Shuttle Discovery's final flight
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    Enterprise comes home


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     gtnoffsinger says he was abroad a coastguard auxiliary vessel shadowing the movement of the space shuttle Enterprise from her berth at JFK to pier 86. "The scene was filled with excitement and patriotism from people on the boats. You could really feel the pride in America and our accomplishments in all the cheers and waving flags along the entire trip," he says. "I was thinking, wow, I am so privileged to be a part of this. No matter your financial situation, gender, religious persuasion or other individual status, we were all New Yorkers and proud Americans that day."
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives alongside the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Musiem at Pier 86 amongst cheering crowds & fluttering flags
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