From my office window this morning. Just wanting to share.
You are basically correct. The Discovery had the most distinguished record and is considered the top example therefore it goes in the nation's top museum. Enterprise never flew in space. The fight over who gets a shuttle occupied Congress for a while. None were "ditched." More museums wanted a shuttle than there were examples.so what the story on why they shuffled enterprise out of udvar hazy, and brought in Discovery in? i am guessing because discovery has much more significance (and the smith has a record of "real in service" air and space craft) so they just ditched enterprise?
i had dinner under the wing of enterprise, was pretty cool. i guess its just a low value test frame now that the in service shuttle are museum pieces.
Space Shuttle Discovery - 360VR Images - StumbleUpon