The 90,000-square-foot "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facility at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida is home to space shuttle Atlantis following its retirement from active duty.
The $100 million exhibit opened June 29, 2013. Guests may walk beneath a full-scale, 184-foot-tall static display of a space shuttle external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters as they enter the building. Inside, the exhibit features interactive displays that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. To learn more about the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visit http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com. To learn more about space shuttle Atlantis, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/atlantis-info.html. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper