Thu, 10 July 2014
Shuttle Enterprise naming process revealed in declassified memos
When it came time to name NASA's first space shuttle, Star Trek fans jumped into action and flooded the space agency with letters requesting the name Enterprise. And the campaign was successful. This is all well known. But declassified correspondence between President Ford's advisors, cabinet, and others has revealed the reasoning behind the final decision and the internal debate that almost led to the name Constitution.
Read the full piece and excerpts from the memos on io9.