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The test shuttle Enterprise made its first appearance mated to supportive propellant containers and boosters as it was rolled from the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center en route to the launch pad, some 3.5 miles away, on May 1, 1979. Enterprise underwent several weeks of fit and function checks on the pad in preparation for STS-1, on which its sister craft Columbia took astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen into space for a 54-hour test mission.

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NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

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Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives at Udvar-Hazy Credit: NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Carolyn RussoSpace Shuttles Enterprise, left, and Discovery meet nose-to-nose at the beginning of a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Va.

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NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

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