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Year in Focus
Space Shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on June 3, 2012 in New York City. Enterprise is on it’s way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will put on permanent display.
Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images
Enterprise sits on SLC-6 at Vandenberg AFB on an early morning in 1985.
The first Shuttle mission from Vandenberg AFB was slated to be launched in late-1986, with Shuttle’s launching from the West Coast exclusively into polar orbits.
The Challenger Accident and cuts to NASA’s budget along with cost overruns led to the cancellation of a West Coast Shuttle Launch Facility.
SLC-6 is used today to launch military Delta IV rockets.