Storied aircraft carrier heads out on final deployment
The USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, set out to sea from Norfolk, Va., on its final voyage Sunday before its scheduled decommissioning after 50 years of duty. The ship with more than 4,000 crew members has been a part of history for five decades. It was involved in several wars and played a prominent role in the Cuban missile crisis. It also served as a spotter ship for John Glenn’s historic orbit of Earth.