OV-101 Enterprise – The original Space Shuttle rests in New York

Rolled out on September 17, 1976, it was built for NASA as part of the Space Shuttle program to perform atmospheric test flights after being launched from a modified Boeing 747. It was constructed without engines or a functional heat shield.

In 2012, the Intrepid Museum successfully transported Enterprise to its new home in a series of carefully orchestrated movements. The journey started in April when Enterprise was flown from Washington, DC to JFK Airport atop a specially outfitted 747 NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

Next up, the orbiter was carefully craned onto a barge for a multi-day trip from JFK to New Jersey and then up the Hudson River and the Freedom Tower to the Intrepid Museum.

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