for-all-mankind:

senior-crown:

Enterprise standing tall on SLC-6 at Vandenberg AFB, California.

I really love shots like these.

Note to self: peruse the NASA Archives for material on Vandenberg’s shuttle programme once I begin my internship.

for-all-mankind:

Shuttle Enterprise arrives at the Marshall Space Flight Center for the Mated Vertical Ground Vibration Test (MVGVT) series in Huntsville, Alabama, 1 March, 1978. The test series began at the Dynamic Test Stand in 1978 with the other components of the Space Transportation System.  Booster configuration tests, involving the orbiter Enterprise and the External Tank, began in May and were completed in July. Here, the orbiter passes MSFC Building 4200 on its way to the test area.

Way back when it was all ahead of us…. I look forward to when someone says the same thing about today’s commercial spaceflight industry.

for-all-mankind:

Shuttle Enterprise arrives at the Marshall Space Flight Center for the Mated Vertical Ground Vibration Test (MVGVT) series in Huntsville, Alabama, 1 March, 1978. The test series began at the Dynamic Test Stand in 1978 with the other components of the Space Transportation System.  Booster configuration tests, involving the orbiter Enterprise and the External Tank, began in May and were completed in July. Here, the orbiter passes MSFC Building 4200 on its way to the test area.

Way back when it was all ahead of us…. I look forward to when someone says the same thing about today’s commercial spaceflight industry.

31262:

Enterprise at Vandenberg’s SLC-6

31262:

Enterprise at Vandenberg’s SLC-6

(via shuttleisland)

The two crews for Space Shuttle Enterprise’s Approach & Landing Tests - Gordon Fullerton, Fred Haise, Joe Engle, and Richard Truly.

The two crews for Space Shuttle Enterprise’s Approach & Landing Tests - Gordon Fullerton, Fred Haise, Joe Engle, and Richard Truly.

31262:

Shuttle Enterprise in launch configuration at Vandenberg AFB.

31262:

Shuttle Enterprise in launch configuration at Vandenberg AFB.

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jamesbedell:

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Fluorescent light isn’t going away and when designed properly it can create amazing effects light this one for the space shuttle Enterprise exhibit. 

jamesbedell:

(via Fluorescent Light Is Alive, Well And In Color : : Rosco Spectrum)

Fluorescent light isn’t going away and when designed properly it can create amazing effects light this one for the space shuttle Enterprise exhibit. 

instituteofphysics:

Atop a barge on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, the space shuttle Enterprise was towed on the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will be permanently displayed. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

instituteofphysics:

Atop a barge on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, the space shuttle Enterprise was towed on the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will be permanently displayed.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

theatlantic:

In Focus: Shuttles Sail to Their New Homes

After NASA shut down the Space Shuttle Program, the remaining shuttles and replicas were divided among several cities, as museum displays. Over the past few weeks, two shuttles that never flew to space were transported by barge to their new homes. The Enterprise was sailed up the Hudson River to its new position aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid, part of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, and the shuttle replica named Explorer sailed from Florida to Houston, Texas, where it will be displayed at the Johnson Space Center.

See more. [Images: AP, Getty]

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shuttleisland:

Space Shuttle Enterprise and Mercury spacecraft on display at National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Photo courtesy of Mark Usciak.

shuttleisland:

Space Shuttle Enterprise and Mercury spacecraft on display at National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Photo courtesy of Mark Usciak.

fuckyeahspaceexploration:

Eaaaaasy does it!
Space Shuttle Enterprise being hoisted into a test chamber, 1978.

Anyone know where this is? 
Edit: From @genejm29: this is Vandenberg AFB, California - originally planned to be the Space Shuttle’s second launch site, for missions requiring polar orbits, but these plans were dropped following the Challenger disaster.

fuckyeahspaceexploration:

Eaaaaasy does it!

Space Shuttle Enterprise being hoisted into a test chamber, 1978.

Anyone know where this is? 

Edit: From @genejm29: this is Vandenberg AFB, California - originally planned to be the Space Shuttle’s second launch site, for missions requiring polar orbits, but these plans were dropped following the Challenger disaster.

A plane passenger was fortunate enough to get an amazing closeup view of the landing of the SCA and Space Shuttle Enterprise at JFK. 

guillee:


Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is seen off in the distance behind the Statue of Liberty, Friday, April 27, 2012, in New York. Enterprise was the first shuttle orbiter built for NASA performing test flights in the atmosphere and was incapable of spaceflight. Originally housed at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Enterprise will be demated from the SCA and placed on a barge that will eventually be moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in June. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

This is an awesome photo.

guillee:

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is seen off in the distance behind the Statue of Liberty, Friday, April 27, 2012, in New York. Enterprise was the first shuttle orbiter built for NASA performing test flights in the atmosphere and was incapable of spaceflight. Originally housed at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Enterprise will be demated from the SCA and placed on a barge that will eventually be moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in June. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

This is an awesome photo.

(via fuckyeahspaceshuttle)