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Photos: NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis on Display at KSC

Atlantis on Display

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Officially open on June 29, 2013, the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibition at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla., lets visitors get up close and personal with a vehicle that's been to space.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit at KSC Visitor's Complex

Space shuttle Atlantis, as displayed inside the new $100 million "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit that opened Saturday, June 29, 2013, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. [Read the Full Story]

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Liftoff

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Smoke billows from the replica solid rocket boosters outside the new "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit, marking the "launch" of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex attraction in Florida, June 29, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit: Astronaut Attendees

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More than 40 NASA astronauts, including crew members from each of space shuttle Atlantis' 33 flights, give a thumbs up to the display of the retired orbiter following the exhibit's opening ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, June 29, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

Space Shuttle Atlantis

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The retired Atlantis orbiter is displayed as if it were in flight at the Kennedy Space Center's new exhibit.

Little Astronauts See Space Shuttle Atlantis

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Sofia and Matthew Bogle, ages 9 and 6, and John John Humphries, 5, dressed up for the opening of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibition at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 29, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Crowds

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Crowds come face to face with the space shuttle Atlantis June 29, 2013, on opening day of its exhibition at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida. [Read the Full Story]

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Scale

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The space shuttle Atlantis dwarfs observers at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex new display, which opened on June 29, 2013 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. [Read the Full Story]

Solid Rocket Boosters

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The new Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center is guarded by a life-size model of the orange fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters that blasted space shuttles into space.

Atlantis' Cargo Bay

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The cargo bay doors are open, as they would be in orbit, on the new museum Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit

Clara Moskowitz/SPACE.com

The $100 million exhibition featuring the retired shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center officially opens June 29, 2013.

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