What are the names of all NASA's space shuttles?
Enterprise (OV-101) - Originally to be named
Constitution, the name was changed to "Enterprise" after a write-in
campaign by fans of the 1960's "Star Trek" TV series. Orbital
Vehicle #101 was used for the initial Approach & Landing Tests
(ALT) of the Space Transportation System (STS) at NASA-Dryden
Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, Calif., and "fit checks" at
launch pads 39A and 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida and
SLC-6 (Space Launch Complex #6) at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Currently
on display at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy
Annex near Dulles International Airport.
Columbia (OV-099) - 1st reusable space shuttle to orbit
Earth. Launched April 12, 1981; Lost with crew of seven during
re-entry on mission STS-107 on Feb. 1, 2003
Challenger (OV-102) - Lost with crew of seven
approximately 73 seconds into flight during STS-51L on Jan. 28,
Atlantis (OV-103) - Decommissioned.
Discovery (OV-104) - Decommissioned.
Endeavour (OV-105) - Built as replacement to Challenger;
name chosen during a nation-wide school contest. It utilized the
British spelling and is named in honor of Capt James Cook's ship of