NASA had initially planned to name the first Space Shuttle Constitution. Now, declassified White House documents reveal what convinced President Gerald Ford to overrule that decision and thrill Star Trek fans by calling it Enterprise. Read more...
Getting materials and people into orbit has always been an expensive proposition, one that's even costlier now that the Shuttle program has been retired. But one enterprising American inventor thinks he's got a solution: Space Cannons. Read more...
The space shuttle Enterprise, has a new baby brother. A fully-detailed, 1/35th scale replica of the prototype orbiter. Today, Ed Diment, Lego "Master Builder," unveiled his latest model at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. It's on display this weekend ONLY, so get off your ass and check it out! Read more...
NASA's first space shuttle, the test orbiter Enterprise, was named after the fictional starship on Star Trek in response to fans staging a write-in campaign. But did the agency's use of the term "space shuttle" also stem from the television...Show More Summary
When NASA flew the shuttle prototype Enterprise through New York City last year, all we had to do was look out our windows at Scientific American one morning to watch it cruise past. Countless Americans got a look at one of the decommissioned shuttles as NASA paraded them around the country en route to their [...]
The new enclosure, in progress It opened to the public on July 19, 2012. It closed only a few months after, in late October, when Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City and, well, huffed and puffed and blew its house down. We're...Show More Summary
The Space Shuttle Enterprise "landed" on the Intrepid last summer, but about four months later it was damaged when the strong winds Hurricane Sandy blew in. Scaffolding had been built around the shuttle for repairs, and now that it's removed the Enterprise has become visible again. Show More Summary
Dan O’Bannon and Thomas Warkentin’s “Soft Landing” features a first generation Corvette dropped from orbit by Space Shuttle Enterprise. You may be interested!
If you have pictures of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, The Intrepid, Sea, Space & Air Museum would like to talk to you. Well, not so much talk to you as just have you tweet at them, but still -- the Intrepid Museum wants to you to communicate with them, because they want to use your pictures of the shuttle in a new exhibit.
New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum wants your pictures for a new exhibition on the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Yes, you heard that right. One of your photos or Instagrams of the famous shuttle has a chance to go on display atShow More Summary
Hurricane Sandy was not kind to many areas of New York and New Jersey and, if you were a tent trying to ride out the storm, well...you can guess how that went. The photo above is the tented Space Shuttle Enterprise Pavilion onboard the Intrepid aircraft carrier, docked on Manhattan west side. Show More Summary
It's not named Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavor or Enterprise. But the Full Fuselage Trainer at the Museum of Flight in Seattle is the only full-size artifact of the space shuttle program that visitors can actually go inside and follow in the footsteps of every shuttle astronaut.
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CAPE CANAVERAL (AP).- The flying machine that ushered in NASA's space shuttle program has suffered storm damage in New York City. Shuttle prototype Enterprise weathered Superstorm Sandy this week at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, but it sustained minor damage to its vertical stabilizer, or tail. Show More Summary
The flying machine that ushered in NASA's space shuttle program has suffered storm damage in New York City.
Although there is as yet no official confirmation, it appears that the Space Shuttle Enterprise, recently moved to a permanent home in New York City, was damaged by Hurricane Sandy... Continue Reading Space shuttle Enterprise damaged...Show More Summary
Sandy took its toll on the Space Shuttle Enterprise, too By George Dvorsky It appears that the Space Shuttle Enterprise was damaged during the Superstorm. The shuttle, which is NASA’s original prototype orbiter, was on display inside...Show More Summary
Hurricane Sandy damaged the Enterprise’s tail. According to a report by Space.com, the shelter protecting the shuttle has collapsed, leaving the Enterprise exposed to the elements. [Space]
Photo: Heath Hurwitz. Enterprise sits partially exposed and possibly damaged at Intrepid Museum in NYC after the storm, Oct. 30, 2012. At CollectSpace, word that space shuttle Enterprise, NASA's original prototype orbiter, "is sitting exposed and appears to have been partially damaged by Hurricane Sandy after the severe storm passed over New York City on [...]
More than 70 percent of Enterprise Holdings’ shuttle buses now run on biodiesel, with about 50 percent using 5 percent biodiesel (B5), and more than 20 percent using B20, according to a mid-cycle update to the car rental company’s 2011 sustainability report. Enterprise has also converted all shuttle buses to biodiesel at airport locations within [...]