logo

Video encyclopedia

18/02/1977 Space shuttle orbiter is tested in flight for the first time

1:41

Intrepid Minute: Enterprise ALT Testing

0:28

Approach and Landing Tests (ALT) - Shuttle Enterprise 747 SCA takeoff

0:47

Space Shuttle Enterprise Flight Test

American space shuttle Enterprise was tested for two hours on the the top of a modified 747 jumbo jet. It was the first of five flights in the nine-month-long Approach and Landing Test testing program. Enterprise lacked engines and functional heat shield, and was therefore not capable of spaceflight.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • Essentials 

    • Other Space Shuttle missions 

    • Background 

    • Test program 

    • Crews 

    • ALT 

    • After ALT