Crew 1 and Crew 2 with Space Shuttle Enterprise

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Title

Crew 1 and Crew 2 with Space Shuttle Enterprise

Alternative Title

Crews 1 and 2 with Space Shuttle Enterprise

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)
Enterprise (Space shuttle)
Astronauts--United States
Haise, Fred, 1933-
Fullerton, C. Gordon (Charles Gordon)
Engle, Joe
Truly, Richard

Description

The first two crews for the Space Shuttle Enterprise during the Approach and Landing Tests. Photographed, from left to right, are Crew 1 Pilot C. Gordon Fullerton (1946-2013), Crew 1 Mission Commander Fred Haise (1933-), Crew 2 Mission Commander Joe Engle (1932-), and Crew 2 Pilot Richard H. Truly (1937-).

Rockwell International built the Space Shuttle Fleet in Palmdale, California. Enterprise was not used for space flight, but rather for a series of landing tests after being flown to altitude on the back of a Boeing 747 jet. The Space Shuttle was meant as a reusable alternative to the traditional ballistic rockets used to launch manned spacecraft in the 1960s and 1970s. From 1981 to 2011, when the fleet was retired, five shuttles were flown over 130 times. It was the first space launch system that was mostly reusable, as the shuttles themselves and the solid rocket boosters were reused multiple times. Space shuttles were launched from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) and Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida.

Source

Original color photographic print: Leonard Pugh Collection.

Date Created

ca. 1980

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

121 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Palmdale, California

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Leonard Pugh and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The Shuttle." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Accessed August 21, 2015. http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/the_shuttle/.
"Enterprise(OV-101)." Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Accessed September 9, 2015. http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/resources/orbiters/enterprise.htm.

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1 color photographic print

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