Space Shuttle "Enterprise" Comes to NASM

ID: 85-17421-15 or 85-17421.15

Creator: Hrabak, Dale

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1985

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: January 1986

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Summary

National Air and Space Museum's Space Shuttle "Enterprise" flew into Washington Dulles International Airport on November 16 atop a modified Boeing 747 carrier Aircraft. Using cranes, the "Enterprise" was removed from the top of the 747 and lowered to the tarmac at Dulles on November 17. On December 6 the National Aeronautic and Space Administration transferred title of the "Enterprise" to the National Air and Space Museum at a black tie gala at the airport.

Subject

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Dulles International Airport
  • Washington Dulles International Airport

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, January 1986

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: January 1986

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1985

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Airplanes
  • Cranes, derricks, etc
  • Moving of artifacts
  • Space shuttles
  • Boeing airplanes
  • Space flight
  • Enterprise (Space shuttle)
  • Space vehicles

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

85-17421-15 or 85-17421.15

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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