Enterprise Enjoying Last Flight


Space shuttle Enterprise took to the air Friday morning (April 27) for the first time in more than a quarter century, but the two hour flight is also to be its last. Its final destination: the Big Apple.


Enterprise had been on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center since December 2003. It arrived in Washington 18 years earlier on Nov. 18, 1985, completing what was thought by many to be its final landing. While the shuttle never flew in space, it performed vital approach and landing tests in the late 1970s.