After 33 missions into space, NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis has a new home. The shuttle is part of a new $100 million exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which will immerse visitors in the space experience.
The exhibit opens June 29 and will weave first-hand accounts from astronauts and flight engineers, along with the history of NASA, into 60 interactive displays. The displays will touch on everything from launches and orbits to how a space station is assembled.
But the centerpiece of the exhibit is Atlantis. Visitors will be able to get an up-close, 360-degree view of one of the world's first reusable spacecraft. Robert Z. Pearlman of collectSpace.com recently toured the exhibit during a preview of the grand opening.