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Photos: A Space Shuttle Called 'Enterprise'

Space Shuttle Enterprise's Enterprise's Last Day at the Smithsonian #2

Clara Moskowitz/SPACE.com

SPACE.com reporter Clara Moskowitz visited Space Shuttle Enterprise on its final day at the Smithsonian in Virginia, April 19, 2012.

Space Shuttle Enterprise's Enterprise's Last Day at the Smithsonian #3

Clara Moskowitz/SPACE.com

SPACE.com reporter Clara Moskowitz visited Space Shuttle Enterprise on its final day at the Smithsonian in Virginia, April 19, 2012.

Shutte Enterprise Udvar-Hazy Roll-Back

NASA/Paul E. Alers

Space Shuttle Enterprise rolls from the Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center prior to a transfer ceremony, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Va.

Shutte Enterprise Udvar-Hazy Roll-Back

NASA/Paul E. Alers

Space Shuttle Enterprise is prepared to be rolled from the Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center prior to a transfer ceremony, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Va.

Space Shuttle Enterprise Primed for NYC Delivery

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The space shuttle Enterprise is seen mated on top of the NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet, at Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Shuttle Enterprise Mating To SCA

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The space shuttle Enterprise is seen in silhouette after it was mated on top of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) at Washington Dulles International Airport, Friday, April 20, 2012, in Sterling, Va.

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