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).