5. Star Trek’s Connection to Space Shuttle Enterprise
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Right now, anyone can check out the exhibit Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, which is located on the Intrepid. But Star Trek also shares a special connection to Space Shuttle Enterprise: the space shuttle orbiter was originally supposed to be called the Constitution. But after fans of the show did a “write-in campaign” to the White House, the name was changed to the Enterprise. The cast was even present when Space Shuttle Enterprise was revealed to the public.