Chantilly, Virginia - December 5, 2003 -- Close-up  view of the cockpit area of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.  This was the only vehicle built with ejection seats for the pilots.  The ejection panels at the top, ver the windows, could open in the event it became necessary for the pilots to leave the spacecraft during its free-flight tests.  This was the first space shuttle built.  It was designed for atmospheric testing.  It was not equiped for spaceflight.  It was named for the starship USS Enterprise from the television series "Star Trek".  It flew mostly atop a Boeing 747 carrier aircraft.  The Enterprise did fly a series of piloted free-flights to test systems and aerodynamic performance.  It was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1985..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP.(RESTRICTION: NO New York or New Jersey Newspapers or newspapers within a 75 mile radius of New York City)
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Chantilly, Virginia - December 5, 2003 -- Close-up view of the cockpit area of the Space Shuttle Enterprise. This was the only vehicle built with ejection seats for the pilots. The ejection panels at the top, ver the windows, could open in the event it became necessary for the pilots to leave the spacecraft during its free-flight tests. This was the first space shuttle built. It was designed for atmospheric testing. It was not equiped for spaceflight. It was named for the starship USS Enterprise from the television series "Star Trek". It flew mostly atop a Boeing 747 carrier aircraft. The Enterprise did fly a series of piloted free-flights to test systems and aerodynamic performance. It was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1985..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP.(RESTRICTION: NO New York or New Jersey Newspapers or newspapers within a 75 mile radius of New York City)

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Date: 16 Oct 2001
Location: Chantilly Virginia United States of America
Credit: Ron Sachs - CNP
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