Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sources: KSCVC to Get Atlantis

The crew of STS-132 pose with Atlantis after landing at Kennedy Space Center on May 26, 2010.

Florida Today cites "several sources" confirming that the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex will receive the orbiter Atlantis.

NASA chief Charles Bolden is expected to announce today that space shuttle Atlantis will be put on permanent display on the Space Coast after its retirement.

Several NASA sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed Monday that Atlantis is headed to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Bolden's announcement is scheduled for 1 p.m. in front of the hangar, known as Orbiter Processing Facility-1, where Atlantis is being prepared for the fleet's final flight, targeted for June 28.

UPDATE 8:00 AM EDTFlorida Today has this slightly updated article online.

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