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News Archive / Tagged: NASA 905

  • Space Center Houston opens SCA Independence exhibit

    Juan Diego DelagarzaJanuary 23rd, 2016

    HOUSTON — The operators of Space Center Houston unveiled their new exhibit honoring the NASA 905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft's long history of supporting NASA's 30 year Space Shuttle Program. The event was held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at what has been dubbed "Independence Plaza."

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: a piggyback ride for Enterprise

    Heather SmithAugust 12th, 2014

    On August 12, 1977, Space Shuttle Enterprise made its first glided test flight. During the test, she was piggybacked off a modified Boeing 747 airplane and glided safely to the floor of the Mojave Desert. Enterprise, the first orbiter built for the Space Shuttle Program, was used primarily for ground and flight tests within the […]