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Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction opens at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

After 26 years and nearly 126 million miles the Space Shuttle Atlantis is home and ready for all to see. The 100 ton spaceship is mounted above the floor with its payload bay doors open and a video projection of earth behind it, giving the illusion that it is floating in space.Full story

'Space Shuttle Atlantis' Exhibit Gets Logo, Opening Date

NASA's final space shuttle to fly in space will be exhibited to the public in a facility that bears simply the retired orbiter's name, officials announced on Thursday (Feb. 21). Full story

Moment Of The Day 07-21-11

  The Final Landing For The Space Shuttle Atlantis

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  And the shuttle goes to..

NASA prepares to announce the museums that space shuttles Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis will go to once the fleet is retired. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

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