Space Shuttle Enterprise OV-101 Film Footage

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0017
Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
[ca. 1970s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.18 Cubic feet
(2 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following twenty-two 16mm films relating to the Space Shuttle Enterprise OV-101: 747/F-104 Shuttle Orbiter Launch Simulation; Orbiter/747 Separation (Wind Tunnel);Computer Programmer Graphics; NASA 747 Wake Vortex Tests; Mission Profile - Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests; Space Shuttle Free Flight #4; Space Shuttle Free Flight #5; Space Shuttle Free Flight #1: On Board; Space Shuttle Free Flight #2; Space Shuttle Free Flight #1; Space Shuttle Free Flight #3: Approach and Landing Test Chase Highlights; Approach and Landing Test: Tracking Cameras; Space Station Assembly #1; Space Station Assembly #1; Space Station Assembly #1; Space Shuttle Free Flight#5: On Board; Space Shuttle Free Flight #1; Space Shuttle Free Flight #4: On Board; Speech Support; Space Shuttle Free Flight #1; Space Shuttle Free Flight #2: On Board; and Space Shuttle Free Flight #3: On Board.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise (OV-101), was a test vehicle designed to operate in the atmosphere; it was not equipped for spaceflight. The Enterprise was rolled out at Rockwell International's assembly facility in Palmdale, California in 1976. In 1977, it entered service at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, for a nine-month-long approach and landing test program. The main role of the test vehicle Enterprise was to check the Shuttle's flight characteristics and performance. The vehicle was flown atop the Boeing 747 Shuttle carrier aircraft and also released for piloted free-flights and landings to check out all systems and performance characteristics. This test program was a necessary prelude to the first orbital flight by the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1981. In 1985, NASA transferred Enterprise to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Glen E. Swanson, NASA Johnson, Gift, 2000, 2000-0017, Public Domain

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/