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September 17, 1976: entire world discovers Space Shuttle
The very first spacecraft was the Enterprise
Today's date is one of the most important in history of space flights. On September 17, 1976, exactly 44 years ago, Space Shuttle was presented to the public for the very first time. NASA proudly announced what was a real revolution for this sector, the first of a series of shuttles that was renamed for the occasion "Enterprise". Construction began two years earlier, with the spacecraft initially designed...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency