Space Shuttle Enterprise flew into Washington Dulles International Airport on November 16, 1985 atop a modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft. Using cranes, the Enterprise was removed from the top of the 747 and lowered to the tarmac at Dulles on November 17. On December 6 the National Aeronautic and Space Administration transferred title of the Enterprise to the National Air and Space Museum at a black tie gala at the airport.
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