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Old September 4 2013, 07:51 PM   #40
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Re: How Star Trek fans sunk the Constitution on behalf of the Enterpri

Carcazoid wrote: View Post
This is a non-issue.

Trekners wanted the shuttle to be named Enterprise. As I remember it, the noise was loud enough that "the powers that be" decided to go ahead and do it.

Whether or not that's in the recorded history ... ? But that's what I remember.
Yeah, uh, you know the question isn't ``was the first space shuttle named Enterprise after Trek fans organized a letter-writing campaign?''. There's no room for realistic doubt about the answer to that being yes.

The interesting question is, ``was there actually another name planned for that orbiter before the Trek letter-writing campaign, and if so, was it Constitution?'' And there is quite some room for doubt about its answer, for reasons outlined above.
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