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Why the shuttle called Enterprise?

The space shuttle never came, but was instrumental in the development of NASA's space program. In 1976, he showed that he was able to fly in the atmosphere and land like an airplane, with test flights with two pilots on board.

His name was to be first constitution but in the wake of the "Star Trek", the audience made ​​a strong campaign and influencing the White House and finally put Enterprise. And so much so that when the ship left the facility, was received by both NASA officials, like the protagonists of the television series.

(Source: La Tercera)
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