Space Shuttle Enterprise OV-101

Space Shuttle (NASA)
Space Shuttle (NASA)

Early Earth orbital test vehicle, the prototype for the planet’s first reusable spacecraft, the Space Shuttle Enterprise was named in honor of several historic naval vessels, and was designated OV-101.[5] An image of this ship, the first spacecraft to bear the name Enterprise, was displayed in Captain Archer‘s ready room aboard the Enterprise NX-01,[4] on the rec deck of the refitted U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701,[1] and in the observation lounges of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D[2] and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E.[3] The ship remained in the Smithsonian Institution until 2271, when it was refitted with a modern drive system and made spaceworthy to celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar landing.[5]


Thursday, August 12th, 2010 Enterprise, Library, Next Generation, Original Series, Ships

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