Thursday, February 22, 2024

LIVE BROADCAST: Atlantis Moves to KSC VIsitor Complex

On Friday, Nov. 2, IPM News will begin live streaming video coverage at 7 a.m. Eastern (12:00 GMT) as Atlantis departs Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The shuttle will make the 10-mile journey from the VAB to the visitor complex atop a 76-wheel flatbed vehicle called the Orbiter Transportation System, stopping along the route for a retirement ceremony at about 10 a.m. (1500 GMT).

Ceremony participants include:

  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 
  • Robert Cabana, NASA Kennedy Space Center director 
  • Current and former astronauts of Atlantis’ final mission, STS-135 
  • Bill Moore, chief operating officer, Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Following the ceremony, Atlantis will travel to Space Florida’s Exploration Park for a presentation and viewing opportunity for visitor complex guests before departing for its new home.

Our coverage of the move will conclude when Atlantis reaches the visitor complex at about 6 p.m. (23:00 GMT).

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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