Aviation Photo #1656090 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise (OV-101) emerges from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) on the redesigned Apollo-era crawler transporter. After the launch of STS-2 (Space Transport System) the paint on the external tank was eliminated, saving approximately 600 pounds off its total weight.
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    Julian Leek
    NASA
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell
    OV-101
    OV-101
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    May 1, 1979
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Anonymous
7 years ago
Rush hour at I-95
Anonymous
7 years ago
What an incredible and historically important shot! Tony
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful snapshot of history
Anonymous
7 years ago
The crew of the first Shutle flight were commander John Young (Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10 and 16) and pilot Bob Crippen (rookie)
Anonymous
7 years ago
I'm fairly certain that's Enterprise, not Columbia. Columbia had black chine tiles, and Enterprise had the gray-panel RCS jets. It's probably during rollout for fit checks before Columbia had actually finished construction.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Interesting photo. I did not know that Enterprise rolled out to the pad. This is Columbia we see in that photo or a prepartion for STS-1. I remember following this as a kid. It seemed like sci-fi and now its almost over.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is definitely Enterprise, not Columbia. You can see the "Enterprise" name on the orbiter itself.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Yes, this is a great photo but it is not Columbia. This is Enterprise rolling to the pad for fit checks in 1979.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is Enterprise being rolled out to Launch Pad 39A for fit checks prior to Columbia's delivery. I understand how the two Orbiter's may be confused but this is definately Enterprise. No big deal but just for the sake of accuracy.

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