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paul_moore2013 Alright nosy. Space Shuttle Enterprise on USS Intrepid. #spaceshuttle #ov101 #ussintrepid #space #nasa #newyork #newyorkcity 1mon

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el_kab0ng Three down, one to go! Spent the day with the Space Shuttle prototype, Enterprise. Which means I only have Discovery left to see! #spaceshuttle #ov101 #enterprise #spacegeek 3mon

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7mon cuynchips
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cuynchips The #Enterprise piggybacks on top of a jumbo jet over the skyline of #Manhattan, #NewYork. #spacetravel #new #ov101 #NASA 7mon

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jeffreynyc Two years ago today I saw one of the most incredible sights as #SpaceShuttleEnterprise ( #OV101 ), flying piggyback on @NASA 'a #NASA905 747 arrived in the City of New York for placement at the @IntrepidMuseum 8mon

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jeffreynyc Two years ago today, New York City & @IntrepidMuseum welcomed Space Shuttle Enterprise... @NASASocial #LoveNYC 4/27/2012 8mon

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dataguy [The Enterprise]
The mission patch insignia for the Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Test (ALT) program, incorporated into one of several monuments at the former site of the Downey, California, Rockwell plant that built the structural assemblies of the Enterprise's crew module and aft fuselage.

The Enterprise (OV-101) was a prototype Space Shuttle, used for a variety of tests, including the ALTs. For those tests, the Enterprise was released from the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (a modified Boeing 747) to glide in for landing at Edwards Air Force Base. Although the Enterprise was planned to be retrofitted for spaceflight, including as a possible replacement for Challenger, it ultimately served as a test platform and goodwill ambassador. After retirement, it became a museum exhibit, first at the National Air And Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles airport in Virginia then at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in Manhattan.

The ALT crews were Commander Fred Haise, Jr. (from the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission) and Pilot Gordon Fullerton, and Commander Joe Engle and Pilot Richard Truly (who later became the head of NASA; I had the good fortune of meeting Admiral Truly). With the exception of Haise, all of the ALT crew eventually flew the Shuttles into space.
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jeffreynyc Tour Guide Mark explaining Enterprise's role in investigating the Columbia disaster #SpaceFest @IntrepidMuseum 1y

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jeffreynyc Space Shuttle Enterprise @IntrepidMuseum #SpaceFest 1y

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jeffreynyc Email socialmedia@intrepidmuseum.org by noon today to reg for @IntrepidMuseum Tweetup at Space Shuttle Pav, 7/28 9am 1y

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