Boeing

Shuttle Rendezvous

By Ed McKenney

July 2016

During Boeing Week at Space Center Houston, tickets were offered to employees to see inside the first Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747. It was special for me to share with family memories of my last visit inside the aircraft before it lifted the first shuttle, Enterprise, for ALT (Approach and Landing Tests) at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in 1977.

Ed McKenney with family and friends at Space Center Houston, Independence Plaza, which features the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and the shuttle replica Independence.

Ed McKenney