Photos Then and Now: Space Shuttle Enterprise Rolled out 35 Years Ago Today

On 17 September 1976, NASA's space shuttle Enterprise rolled out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities and was greeted by NASA officials and cast members from the 'Star Trek' television series. From left to right they are: NASA Administrator Dr. James D. Fletcher; DeForest Kelley, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on the series; George Takei (Mr. Sulu); James Doohan (Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott); Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura); Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock); series creator Gene Rodenberry; an unnamed NASA official; and, Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov). Image Credit: NASA Larger photo

This is Enterprise as she appeared today, 17 September 2011, at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar Hazy Center adjacent to Dulles International Aiport in Chantilly, Virginia. Some time next year Enterprise will be moved to permanent display on the USS Intrepid in New York City.

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