Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Opens Its Doors to Space Shuttle Atlantis


Space Shuttle Atlantis
Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opened its doors to NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle ProgramSpace Shuttle Atlantis on June 29, 2013, with more than 40 NASA astronauts participating in the grand opening. The festivities also had more than 20 special NASA exhibits throughout the Visitor Complex.

Speakers included NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts President Rick Abramson and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Chief Operating Officer Bill Moore.

Atlantis is a 90,000-square-foot attraction worth $100 million, and offers guests four multimedia and cinematic productions and more than 60 interactive shuttle program experiences.

“This completely immersive experience is about much more than seeing Atlantis close-up,” said Moore, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “With hi-fi replicas, simulators and interactive activities touching on all aspects of the shuttle program and its accomplishments, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station,  it’s the closest guests can get to living and working in space – short of applying to the astronaut corps.”

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