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NASA Transports Space Shuttle Enterprise to New York
4.30.2012
 
On Friday, April 27 Enterprise, the first NASA space shuttle was transported atop a 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Dulles International Airport, near Washington, D.C. to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Enterprise eventually will be displayed at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Though Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter never flew in space, it was crucial to the Space Shuttle Program because its series of approach and landing tests in 1977 proved the orbiter could fly in the atmosphere and land like an airplane, except without power -- like a glider. Includes footage of Enterprise on the ground at Dulles and takeoff from Dulles. Includes speech excerpts from NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and actor Leonard Nimoy

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Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator
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Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator

"The space program is alive and well because of the Space Shuttle Enterprise and what she has brought to this nation and we are so pleased that you will, at the Intrepid continue to tell, not only the story of the past, but this rich and full story of the future.”
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