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NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

August 12, 1977: Space Shuttle "Enterprise" (OV-101) makes its first free flight from the back of a NASA 747 carrier aircraft for Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests (ALTs). Astronauts Fred W. Haise Jr., and C. Gordon Fullerton were the crew of the "Enterprise." NASA Photo.

August 12, 1977: Space Shuttle "Enterprise" (OV-101) makes its first free flight from the back of a NASA 747 carrier aircraft for Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests (ALTs). Astronauts Fred W. Haise Jr., and C. Gordon Fullerton were the crew of the "Enterprise." NASA Photo.

Space Shuttle Enterprise in the Intrepid Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion

Space Shuttle Enterprise in the Intrepid Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion

Space Shuttle Enterprise Lifted Into Dynamic Test Stand This is an aerial view of the Shuttle Enterprise from 1978.

Enterprise Lifted Into Dynamic Test Stand

Space Shuttle Enterprise Lifted Into Dynamic Test Stand This is an aerial view of the Shuttle Enterprise from 1978.

The Space Shuttle’s Military Launch Complex In California That Never Was

The Space Shuttle’s Military Launch Complex In California That Never Was

First Appearance of the Space Shuttle Shuttle Enterprise at launch pad

First Appearance of the Space Shuttle

Before the space shuttle could orbit in space, it had to prove that it could land on Earth. On August 12, 1977, the first free flight by the prototype space shuttle orbiter Enterprise was successfully flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California's high desert.  NASA

Before the space shuttle could orbit in space, it had to prove that it could land on Earth. On August 12, 1977, the first free flight by the prototype space shuttle orbiter Enterprise was successfully flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California's high desert. NASA

Space Shuttle Enterprise Move to Intrepid (201206060024HQ) by nasa hq photo, via Flickr

Space Shuttle Enterprise Move to Intrepid (201206060024HQ) by nasa hq photo, via Flickr

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