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Space Shuttle Enterprise
The Space Shuttle Enterprise was the first Space Shuttle orbiter. It was built for NASA as part of the Space Shuttle program to perform test flights in the atmosphere. It was constructed without engines or a functional heat shield, and was therefore not capable of spaceflight...
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1976
9.17.1976
The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
1977
2.18.1977
The Space Shuttle ''Enterprise'' test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" on top of a Boeing 747.
8.12.1977
The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.