- Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on public display in Florida – collectSPACE
- Atlantis exhibit debuts at Kennedy Space Center – USA Today
Here’s a video of the opening ceremony:
A massive 184 foot replica orange fuel tank with twin solid boosters stands over a newly unveiled Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit just miles from where it was launched thirty-three times into orbit. With Cargo bay doors opened and on a forty-three degree slant to allow visitors to peer where only astronauts ans engineers once could, the $100 million dollar exhibition gives on lookers a near 360 viewing experience as never before.
Accompanying Space Shuttle Atlantis is a life-size model of the Hubble Telescope, mock shuttle interiors, an EVA suit and other exhibits that tell the story of NASA’s Atlantis and how it helped shape space history. In attendance was NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and KSC Director Bob Cabana, both previous shuttle astronauts, and other community leaders and guests.
Update: Lots of pictures of the exhibition: STS-135 | Atlantis attraction at KSC Visitor Complex – Spaceflight Now