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Tango0119 Jan 2018 9:25 p.m. PST

… of the cast and creator of 'Star Trek' TV series on hand in Palmdale, Calif. September 17, 1976

Remember those pants? (smile)

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Amicalement
Armand

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 11:19 p.m. PST

Oh my!

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

My daughter and I were there. Really great day.

Tgunner20 Jan 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Nope, I was 5 years old when this happened. But I do remember the big fuss being made about the Enterprise. I think the name was wasted on what was basically a proof of concept glider. They should have given the name to the first commissioned and fully operational shuttle: the Columbia. Oh well.

Nice find Armand

Tango0120 Jan 2018 11:38 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Oberlindes Sol LIC20 Jan 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

I do not miss my leisure suit.

Toaster20 Jan 2018 5:07 p.m. PST

According to rumor the glider should have been the Columbia and the first actual shuttle should have been the Enterprise but the Trekkies were so keen to have the Enterprise name used that they petitioned the President and he ordered NASA to name the first shuttle Enterprise. Classic case of shooting yourself in the foot by the trekkies.
Robert

Tango0121 Jan 2018 3:18 p.m. PST

Glup!…

Amicalement
Armand

Ghostrunner22 Jan 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

According to rumor the glider should have been the Columbia and the first actual shuttle should have been the Enterprise but the Trekkies were so keen to have the Enterprise name used that they petitioned the President and he ordered NASA to name the first shuttle Enterprise.

The first orbiter (OV-101) was slated to be named 'Constitution'. The stencil was already made when the White House announced it would be named 'Enterprise'.

The intent was she was supposed to be re-worked to flight specifications, but after some analysis it was found that it would actually be cheaper to re-work one of the Structural Test Articles (STA-099) into a flyable ship. She became Challenger.

Legion 424 Jan 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

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