August 12, 1977: Space Shuttle "Enterprise" (OV-101) makes its first free flight from the back of a NASA 747 carrier aircraft for Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests (ALTs). Astronauts Fred W. Haise Jr., and C. Gordon Fullerton were the crew of the "Enterprise." NASA Photo.

August 12, 1977: Space Shuttle "Enterprise" (OV-101) makes its first free flight from the back of a NASA 747 carrier aircraft for Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests (ALTs). Astronauts Fred W. Haise Jr., and C. Gordon Fullerton were the crew of the "Enterprise." NASA Photo.

Space Shuttle Enterprise Lifted Into Dynamic Test Stand This is an aerial view of the Shuttle Enterprise from 1978.

Enterprise Lifted Into Dynamic Test Stand

Space Shuttle Enterprise Lifted Into Dynamic Test Stand This is an aerial view of the Shuttle Enterprise from 1978.

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

The Space Shuttle’s Military Launch Complex In California That Never Was

The Space Shuttle’s Military Launch Complex In California That Never Was

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. A miniaturized version of KSC’s Launch Complex 39 where the Air Force was planning on launching dozens of Shuttle missions.

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