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Happy Anniversary, Enterprise!

Wind tunnels are great, but there’s nothing like a flight test to learn about the aerodynamics of a new vehicle. Today in 1977, the space shuttle prototype Enterprise flew on its own for the first time. Enterprise was built purely to test the shuttle’s aerodynamic behavior during gliding and landing. Check out this video of one of Enterprise’s gliding and landing tests.

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