This section contains building and exhibit realeased during the Jan. 18 groundbreaking ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for the $100 million home of space shuttle Atlantis.
Atlantis Unwraped 4.27.13
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04.25.2013

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Day one of the two-day Atlantis orbiter unwrapping process from the protective shrink wrap that has encased the priceless artifact during construction of the $100 million Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction, set to open June 29 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
 
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 and into the 90,000-square-foot attraction, which has been under construction for 15 months.
 
In a planned approach today, 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. The unwrapping process is expected to be completed on Friday, April 26.
Atlantis Unwrapped_2
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04.25.2013

Atlantis Unwrapped_2

Day one of the two-day Atlantis orbiter unwrapping process from the protective shrink wrap that has encased the priceless artifact during construction of the $100 million Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction, set to open June 29 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
 
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 and into the 90,000-square-foot attraction, which has been under construction for 15 months.
 
In a planned approach today, 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. The unwrapping process is expected to be completed on Friday, April 26.
Atlantis Unwrapped
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04.25.2013

Atlantis Unwrapped

Day one of the two-day Atlantis orbiter unwrapping process from the protective shrink wrap that has encased the priceless artifact during construction of the $100 million Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction, set to open June 29 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
 
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 and into the 90,000-square-foot attraction, which has been under construction for 15 months.
 
In a planned approach today, 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. The unwrapping process is expected to be completed on Friday, April 26.
SRB Stacking (Close View) - Space Shuttle Atlantis
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04.11.2013

SRB Stacking (Close View) - Space Shuttle Atlantis

Using a 200-foot-tall crane, the construction crew successfully installed lower portions of two full-size, high-fidelity solid rocket boosters (SRBs) that, when vertically mated with a high-fidelity model of the external tank (ET), will form a dramatic, 184-foot-tall gateway under which visitors will pass to visit the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction opening June 29, 2013.

 
SRB Stacking - Space Shuttle Atlantis
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04.11.2013

SRB Stacking - Space Shuttle Atlantis

Using a 200-foot-tall crane, the construction crew successfully installed lower portions of two full-size, high-fidelity solid rocket boosters (SRBs) that, when vertically mated with a high-fidelity model of the external tank (ET), will form a dramatic, 184-foot-tall gateway under which visitors will pass to visit the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction opening June 29, 2013.
 
SRB Crane Lift2 - Space Shuttle Atlantis
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04.11.2013

SRB Crane Lift2 - Space Shuttle Atlantis

Using a 200-foot-tall crane, the construction crew successfully installed lower portions of two full-size, high-fidelity solid rocket boosters (SRBs) that, when vertically mated with a high-fidelity model of the external tank (ET), will form a dramatic, 184-foot-tall gateway under which visitors will pass to visit the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction opening June 29, 2013.
 
SRB Crane Lift - Space Shuttle Atlantis
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04.11.2013

SRB Crane Lift - Space Shuttle Atlantis

Using a 200-foot-tall crane, the construction crew successfully installed lower portions of two full-size, high-fidelity solid rocket boosters (SRBs) that, when vertically mated with a high-fidelity model of the external tank (ET), will form a dramatic, 184-foot-tall gateway under which visitors will pass to visit the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction opening June 29, 2013.
 
Atlantis Exhibit Exterior Entrance with ET-SRB
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01.18.2012

Atlantis Exhibit Exterior Entrance with ET-SRB

READY FOR LAUNCH! - A full scale external tank and twin solid rocket booster replicas will stand at the Atlantis exhibit entrance, preparing to launch guests deep into the 30 year history of the Space Shuttle Program.