Click the arrow to watch a time-lapse video of Atlantis being unwrapped. Video source: Florida Today.
After months under wraps — white shrink-wrap, to be precise — the orbiter Atlantis is reborn to the world.
Lots of work remains: lighting to install, interactive content to edit, a Hubble Space Telescope replica to assemble, among other tasks.
But the outlines are all in place for the one-of-a-kind display showing Atlantis as if it is flying one of its 33 missions, and the exhibit remains on track to open June 29.
The unwrapping was necessary so crews could begin opening the orbiter’s payload bay doors early next month.