Legendary space shuttle Enterprise today goes on display at New York’s Intrepid museum. The enterprise was the first of its class – a space shuttle orbiter it was built for NASA back in the 70s and was made to perform test flights in the earth’s atmosphere. It contains no engine or heat-shield which made the shuttle incapable for going into space. It was intended that the Enterprise would be refitted to allow it into space but such plans were later scrapped and another shuttle was created instead.
New York’s intrepid Museum has had ownership of the shuttle since December 2011 but it didn’t arrive at the Museum till April of this year. it completed its final flight on April 27th in a journey that saw it depart Dulles International Airport and fly over the Hudson River, JFK, the Statue of Liberty and various other NYC points of interest.
It went on display today.