[Photo] Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center

Jan 23 2014 - Leave a Comment

In 2012 we reported about the Space Shuttle Orbiters being moved across the U.S. atop NASA’s modified Boeing 747 SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft).

We followed Discovery’s trip over Washington DC on its way to the National Air & Space Museum, the Enterprise’s New York skyline flyover, and Endeavour’s California tour accompanied by two NASA’s F/A-18 Hornet.

Atlantis, the fourth orbiter built by Rockwell International and last one to be launched within the Shuttle program (as misison STS-135, launched on Jul. 8, 2011) did not move from Cape Canaveral, were it landed for the last time on Jul. 21, 2011 as it went to the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex, on Nov. 2, 2012.

You can see it at the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, a new 90,000 square-foot, 100 million USD attraction of the KSC where, among all the other things, you can also experience the thrill of a Space Shuttle Launch simulator (quite funny!)


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