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The first Space Shuttle was called the Enterprise. It was made in 1976. It was used only for testing. And it did not fly into space. The Enterprise flew on top of a large airplane (a Boeing 747). For testing, it was released from the top of the airplane. And it flew without engines. The Enterprise helped NASA test the Space Shuttle for basic flying and landing.

The Columbia was the first Shuttle to fly into space. It took off on April 13, 1981. Since then, Shuttles ha...

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