Friday, 2 November 2012

Final Journey of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Image Credit NASA TV

On Friday, November the 2nd 2012 Space Shuttle Atlantis departed the Kennedy Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) on her last ever trip - the ten mile journey to the visitor complex. Riding on a 76-wheel flatbed vehicle called the Orbiter Transportation System, Atlantis stopped along the route for a retirement ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT.

NASA engineers have been preparing Atlantis for public display as part of NASA's transition and retirement processing of the shuttle fleet. A grand opening of Atlantis' new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is planned for July 2013.

Image Credit NASA TV

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