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The test shuttle Enterprise made its first appearance mated to supportive propellant containers and boosters as it was rolled from the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center en route to the launch pad, some 3.5 miles away, on May 1, 1979. Enterprise underwent several weeks of fit and function checks on the pad in preparation for STS-1, on which its sister craft Columbia took astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen into space for a 54-hour test mission.

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NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise Patent Poster, Outer Space, Space Art, Aerospace Engineer, EngineerGift, Science Poster Aviation Decor, PP0969

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise Patent Poster, Outer Space, Space Art, Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Gift, Science Poster, Aviation Decor by PatentPrints on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/226683890/nasa-space-shuttle-enterprise-patent

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Today in Pictures: Tulips Bloom, Bahrain Protest, Penn Relays

NYC. Space shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

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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.

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

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. A miniaturized version of KSC’s Launch Complex 39 where the Air Force was planning on launching dozens of Shuttle missions.

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