Tested Visits the Space Shuttle Enterprise

During our visit to the Intrepid Museum in New York, we came face to face with the Space Shuttle Enterprise and learned how NASA’s tests on the Orbiter prototype paved the way for all the other Orbiters that followed. We were just not prepared for the incredible size of the Shuttle.

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  1. When I was a kid (6th grade) I saw it on the launchpad while taking the bus tour at Cape Canaveral, they were testing the armature or something. I was really into the Space program as a child and I lost it when I saw that. I thought (rightfully so) the shuttles were not scheduled to launch for years but I thought it was going to take off while I was watching 🙂

    I have to make sure to see it again if I ever go to NY, I’m sure she’ll remember me 🙂

  2. I still want our shuttle back… It was nice to have it in DC.

    Did they have to chop the vertical stabilizer to get it to fit in the ship?

  3. Truly a marvel of modern engineering.

    As a resident Canadian, I’m obligated to give a shout-out to good ol’ Canadarm whenever speaking about space vehicles.

  4. Truly a marvel of modern engineering.

    As a resident Canadian, I’m obligated to give a shout-out to good ol’ Canadarm whenever speaking about space vehicles.

    Heck yeah! Go Canadarm!

  5. I was very fortunate to grow up in central Florida and be able to see the space shuttle launches from my house.

    This is the one thing I will always regret in life, never seeing a launch in person.

  6. , , oh you guys! Teasing Enterprise in the Intrepid video… Almost made me sad, then I saw this! So amazing, so incredibly beautiful. There are so many things that are mind blowing about this vehicle, for one thing it is still beautiful and it was made “long ago”.

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