This week saw the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11’s successful trip to the moon, an incredible feat not only by Buzz, Neil, and Michael, but of all the women and men at NASA that made it possible. This was an era before the Space Shuttle program, however, it was 1968, a year prior to the penultimate Apollo mission, that head of the NASA Office of Manned Space Flight, George Mueller, announced plans to develop a reusable shuttle, thus paving the way for a new generation of space travel that would begin with the OV-101, aka, the Enterprise.
The U.S. Space Shuttle Enterprise was never fitted with engines or heat shielding, but it would serve as a test bed for many of the analog systems that would end up in use on Columbia and beyond. Oh, and it looks the absolute business thanks to a single fin integrated to the rear of the shuttle. Today, the Enterprise spends most of its time on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, where it served as inspiration for the latest limited edition collaboration from Urwerk. This is the UR100V P.02 made for Collective, and for the benefit of the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.