Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, left, a former astronaut, explains how access is gained to a shuttle’s midbody, or payload bay, to Florida’s Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll from the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis during a tour of Kennedy’s Orbiter Processing Facility-1.
The tour coincided with Carroll’s visit to Kennedy for a meeting with Cabana. Atlantis is being prepared for public display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in 2013. The groundbreaking for Atlantis’ exhibit hall took place in January Atlantis is scheduled to be moved to the visitor complex in November. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann