The space shuttle Enterprise …a beautiful piece of engineering!

The space shuttle Enterprise, a prototype which never flew in space, travels up the Hudson River by barge to it's new home aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on June in New York.

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

Space Shuttle Enterprise separates from Shuttle Carrier Aircraft NASA 905 (small)

Space Shuttle Enterprise separates from Shuttle Carrier Aircraft NASA 905 (small) Mais

NASA - Space Shuttle "Enterprise" (OV-101) Successfully Completed its 5th and Final Free Flight Final Approach and Landing Test - 26 October 1977

NASA - Space Shuttle "Enterprise" Successfully Completed its and Final Free Flight Final Approach and Landing Test - 26 October 1977

Space Shuttle Enterprise

Space Shuttle Enterprise testing at Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex 6 in California. The 4 billion dollar facility was never used for a shuttle launch and later repurposed.

Space Shuttle Discovery meets Enterprise at Udvar-Hazy, days after the former's arrival and just before the latter moves to New York, by nasa hq photo via Flickr. (I was one of the people who wrote asking NASA to please name the first orbiter Enterprise.)

Enterprise and Discovery meet nose-to-nose at a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre in Chantilly, Virginia. Picture: Smithsonian Institution via NASA, Carolyn Russo/AP

25 Incredible pictures of the Space Shuttle Enterprise going over New York City

25 Incredible Pictures Of The Space Shuttle Enterprise Going Over New York City

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies past Jersey City prior to landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 2012 in New York City.

NASA - Boeing 747-123 (N905NA) (c/n SCA905) with Space Shuttle "Enterprise" (OV-101) Successfully Completed its 4th Free Flight Final Approach and Landing Test - 12 October 1977

NASA - Boeing (c/n with Space Shuttle "Enterprise" Successfully Completed its Free Flight Final Approach and Landing Test - 12 October 1977

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 Space Shuttle "Enterprise" makes its first free flight from the back of a NASA 747 carrier aircraft for Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests (ALTs). Astronauts Fred W. Gordon Fullerton were the crew of the "Enterp

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

NASA - Boeing 747-123 (N905NA) (c/n SCA905) with Space Shuttle "Enterprise" (OV-101) Doing Glide Experiments (1)

NASA - Boeing (c/n with Space Shuttle "Enterprise" Doing Glide Experiments

The Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise flies free after being released from NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) during one of five free flights carried out at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California in 1977, as part of the Shuttle program's Approach and Landing Tests (ALT). The tests were conducted to verify orbiter aerodynamics and handling characteristics in preparation for orbital flights with the Space Shuttle Columbia. A tail cone over the main engine area of...

Space Shuttle Enterprise was the first space shuttle orbiter built for NASA. It performed atmospheric test flights. Named after famous Star Trek spaceship.

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