Nasa space shuttle Enterprise floated up Hudson River to New York museum

Despite never flying in space, Enterprise holds a special place in American
history having been the first of NASA’s space shuttles. In 1977 it was used
for a series of approach and landing tests during a nine-month period.

Enterprise was originally to be named Constitution in honor of the
bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. However, a fierce letter-writing
campaign by Star Trek fans convinced White House officials to rename the
shuttle Enterprise after the fictitious spaceship that Captain Kirk and Mr.
Spock flew to the frontlines of an intergalactic battle with the Klingons on
the popular TV show.

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