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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.
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