Friday, September 29, 2023

Groundbreaking Takes Place for KSC’s $100 Million Atlantis Exhibit

Courtesy Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Cape Canaveral, FL USA (January 18, 2012) — Left to right: Bill Moore, Chief Operating Officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Janet Petro, Deputy Director, John. F. Kennedy Space Center; The Honorable Jennifer Carroll, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida; Jeremy Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Delaware North Companies; and Chris Ferguson, Commander of STS-135, Atlantis.  To the right is the Shuttle Launch Experience, designed by BRC Imagination Arts.

Groundbreaking took place this morning on the $100 million, 65,000 square foot exhibit that will be the centerpiece of Delaware North’s 10-year plan for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  The attraction will open Summer 2013.  Atlantis is currently undergoing decommission at the Orbiter Processing Facility.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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