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Prototype space shuttle bound for NYC reunited with NASA aircraft
Top photo credit: collectSPACE.com/Ben Cooper; other photos credit: NASA and NASA/Bill Ingalls

Prototype space shuttle Enterprise bound for NYC reunited with NASA aircraft

Space shuttle Enterprise, seen mounted atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, at Washington Dulles International Airport on April 20, 2012.


Prototype space shuttle Enterprise bound for NYC reunited with NASA aircraft

Space shuttle Enterprise flying atop the carrier aircraft NASA 905, a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, during its first captive test flight in 1977.


Prototype space shuttle Enterprise bound for NYC reunited with NASA aircraft

Space shuttle Enterprise is lifted in preparation for its mating to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft early Friday morning, April 20, 2012.


Prototype space shuttle Enterprise bound for NYC reunited with NASA aircraft

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft moves into place for mating underneath the space shuttle Enterprise at Dulles International Airport.


Prototype space shuttle Enterprise bound for NYC reunited with NASA aircraft

Enterprise is seen mated on top of NASA 905, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, the same plane used for the 1977 Approach and Landing Tests.


Prototype space shuttle Enterprise bound for NYC reunited with NASA aircraft

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