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Enterprise's First Flight On Aug. 12, 1977
Did You Know: The naming of the space shuttle Enterprise involves one of the funniest presidential orders of all time. Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter, was originally to be named Constitution, in honor of the Constitution of the United States. However, "Star Trek" fans started a write-in campaign urging the White House to instead select the name of the starship that James T. Kirk captained in the original TV series. Although President Gerald Ford did not mention the campaign, he directed NASA officials to change the name, saying he was "partial to the name" Enterprise.
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