Space Shuttle Atlantis Emerges from Protective Shrink Wrap at Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center is one step closer to opening it’s Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit with the unwrapping of the shuttle that occurred last week on April 25, 2013.

Atlantis has been enclosed in 16,000 square feet of protective plastic shrink wrap since its Nov. 2 move from Kennedy Space Center to the Visitor Complex. Specialists first cut the shrink wrap into sections, and then lifted it away in a dramatic reveal of much of Atlantis, including the forward fuselage.

If you want to see what that looked like, KSC has released a video showing the unwrapping of Atlantis.


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