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(Video) Shuttle Enterprise Separates from 747 In-Flight - 1977The Space Shuttle Enterprise never flew in space. It was the first Space Shuttle built (completed on September 17, 1976), and was used only for aeronautical flight testing. The Enterprise arrived at Dryden in January 1977 for a flight program involving a Boeing 747 airliner that had been modified for use as a shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA). (youtu.be) More...
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The space shuttle orbiter: over thirty years of falling with style.
My father worked on the Space Shuttle Main Engine program at Honeywell Coon Rapids Minnesota in the 1970's. I grew up surrounded by everything space and aeronautics. Great post :)
Stunning video. Still blown away by the innovation that was done back in the day.
Wish we would keep at it. It is money better spent than on F35s and other assorted junk that I'd chrome plated and doesn't advance tech or the human condition.
SpaceX is taking up that challenge again.