Space Shuttle "Enterprise" Joins SI Air & Space Museum Collections

 

Space Shuttle "Enterprise" Joins SI Air & Space Museum Collections

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Year: 
1985
Month: 
november
Day: 
16
Date: 
Sat, 1985-11-16
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National Air and Space Museum's Space Shuttle Enterprise flies into Washington Dulles International Airport atop a modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft. Using cranes, the Enterprise is removed from the top of the 747 and lowered to the tarmac at Dulles on November 17. On December 6, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration transfers title of the Enterprise to the National Air and Space Museum at a black tie gala at the airport.