Riding atop NASA’s modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, NASA’s drop-test article – the not quite an Orbiter Enterprise – flew to the New York area on April 27, 2012. It’s final home: the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum.
This has to be one of the best collection of images of the US Space Shuttle Program anywhere — built into a video that describes the program, triumphs and failures. If you’ve got 45 minutes to spare, it’s worth a watch!
I felt the need for a new desktop image for my computers, now that the Apollo 11 excitement has died down, and I was tiring of my Apollo 8 Earthrise image.