Friday, April 27, 2012

I thought it was a space ship

This morning I organized little run down to the Promenade to see the Enterprise get a ride into JFK on the back of a 747.  It was really cool but I thought it had been in space.  I learned hours later that it was a prototype. According to Wikipedia  It "performed test flights in the atmosphere. It was constructed without engines or a functional heat shield, and was therefore not capable of spaceflight. On September 17, 1976, the first full scale prototype was completed."  WTF, it's a model.

But I did not know that when I saw it.  I thought I was looking at a real spaceship.  I got to take this really cool photo.  It was really cool to see what I thought was a space ship.  I will always have that moment.

Much better photos can be found all over the Internets including this article in the Patch that helped me improve my famousousity.


  1. I thought it was a real space ship being retired and sent to the Smithsonian. Shows how much Canadians know. But I envy you the moment when you photographed it and felt you had captured history. The feeling is what counts.

  2. Very interesting history and photo. is unusual look up and see those ships ...

  3. That is so cool, even if it's just a model! At first, I thought the upper one was the shadow of the plane.


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