Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Unveiled at Kennedy Space Center on June 29 (with Video)

Kennedy Space Center  Space Shuttle AtlantisOn Saturday, June 29, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex held opening ceremonies for their newest exhibit, Space Shuttle Atlantis. In attendance were NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and KSC Director Bob Cabana, both previous shuttle astronauts, and over 40 NASA astronauts.

It is now the world’s most comprehensive and interactive attraction devoted to NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program.

Inside, guests to KSC will find the Space Shuttle Atlantis with cargo bay doors open and tilted on a 43.21-degree angle to allow easier viewing inside. Because the payload bay doors were not designed to be opened in Earth’s gravity, a complex process was developed to support and suspend the doors using steel cables.

Space Shuttle Atlantis is included with regular admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

If you’d like to watch the opening ceremonies, KSC was kind enough to share this video with us:


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