PHOTOS: Space Shuttles of the Past

New York City is getting a shuttle, just one that never went to space. NASA is sending the Enterprise to the Intrepid museum. The shuttle was originally supposed to be named Constitution, but "Star Trek" fans campaigned for a name change in the 1970s.

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In this 1976 photo, then-NASA officials and "Star Trek" cast members greet the Enterprise shuttle. It is now coming to the Intrepid museum in New York City.
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The Enterprise shuttle, which never went into space, is coming to New York City's Intrepid museum.
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This photo from May 1, 1979, show the Enterprise as it was rolled to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. It was used as a stand-in there, and never went to space.
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The shuttle Endeavor takes off on its 19th mission. It is one of the retired shuttles NASA is placing in a museum. New York City had competed for it but got the Enterprise instead.
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The shuttle Endeavor returns from a mission. It is one of the retired shuttles NASA is placing in a museum. New York City had competed for it but got the Enterprise instead.
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Atlantis made its first mission in October 1985. It is one of the retiring shuttles NASA is sending out for display. New York City's Intrepid museum had campaigned for a shuttle and got the Enterprise.
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Atlantis made its first mission in October 1985. It is one of the retiring shuttles NASA is sending out for display. New York City's Intrepid museum had campaigned for a shuttle and got the Enterprise.
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