Space Age Gateway to New Atlantis Attraction Takes Shape


Published on May 24, 2013

The home of space shuttle Atlantis continues taking shape at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Crews placed the nose cone atop the second of a replica pair of solid rocket boosters. A life-size external tank model will be built between them to form a complete “stack” the same size as the ones that lifted space shuttles into orbit for 30 years. The stack, which will reach 184 feet when finished, will straddle a walkway into the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction’s main building, a new, 90,000-square-foot exhibit hall housing Atlantis itself.



Workers Take the Wraps Off Atlantis


Published on May 2, 2013

A plastic covering placed over space shuttle Atlantis to protect it from construction dust and debris was removed to reveal the historic spacecraft as construction of its new exhibit hall continues at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.