The space shuttle Enterprise, which flew the first test flights of the shuttle program after being dropped from an aircraft, but never reached space, was delivered to New York City last week. It will be on display, probably starting in July, at the museum centered on the U. S. S. Intrepid.
As the museum, until now, had no emphasis on space, many were surprised when NASA awatded it the Enterprise. NASA argued, however, that more people would be able to see Enterprise if it were based in the Big Apple as opposed to any other site. Judging from the reception from people watching it fly over the city atop its 747, Enterprise will have a good home.