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« Reply #20 on: 06/29/2013 02:11 PM »
Just had a sweet message from Expedition 36 on the ISS.

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« Reply #21 on: 06/29/2013 02:13 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: 06/29/2013 02:41 PM »
Atlantis is now on her new mission.

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« Reply #23 on: 06/29/2013 03:34 PM »
The ceremony is over now.

11:10 AM

It is a pity that the webcam shows no images out of the Hall.

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« Reply #24 on: 06/29/2013 03:57 PM »
13 more days until I'm there!!

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« Reply #26 on: 06/29/2013 04:07 PM »
13 more days until I'm there!!

You are an enviable lucky devil! I wish you much fun and make lots of beautiful photos for sharing with us.

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« Reply #27 on: 06/29/2013 09:11 PM »
Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on public display in Florida
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-062913a.html

Space shuttle Atlantis, the final orbiter among NASA's winged fleet to fly into space, launched on its new mission Saturday (June 29) as the centerpiece of a $100 million tourist attraction in Florida.

Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit opening with support from souvenirs
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-062813a.html

It would not be a proper Florida theme park attraction if you didn't exit through the gift shop.

But the souvenir station that awaits guests inside the new "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit, opening Saturday (June 29) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, is not your typical trinket stand.

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« Reply #28 on: 07/02/2013 05:36 PM »
Does anyone know if they plan to bring back the Live Webcam?
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Does anyone know if they plan to bring back the Live Webcam?

Let's hope they bring it back, but make it better. Have it be live streaming and be able to control it.  :)
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« Reply #31 on: 07/08/2013 04:41 PM »
Today marks two years since her final launch. :(

Those were the days...

The KSC Visitor Center has done a remarkable job with the Atlantis display.

But nothing can beat the display we've had during Atlantis' grand finale two years ago!

Don't put birds into a cage. Just watch them in their natural environment...  ;)

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« Reply #32 on: 07/08/2013 05:03 PM »
Well said, Ares.

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« Reply #33 on: 07/12/2013 09:08 PM »
Greetings from the Atlantis exhibit!

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« Reply #34 on: 07/17/2013 05:34 PM »
I love this exhibit! Everywhere you go Atlantis is always the center of attention. Really fits her diva personality.

I was there the day Discovery and Enterprise were nose-to-nose in D.C., but just going to see Atlantis in full glory rivals that experience. I hope to go back someday really soon.

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« Reply #35 on: 07/17/2013 07:35 PM »
I agree. I loved how the exhibit was all about Atlantis! That's the way it should be. She deserves it. I'll be making a new thread with my experience when I get back from vacation on Saturday.

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« Reply #36 on: 07/17/2013 09:38 PM »
Yep, that's a good idea, and take good close up photos for sharing with us.

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« Reply #37 on: 07/18/2013 03:31 AM »
It really amazed me how close we could get to the orbiter.  Never in a million years did I think I could ever get that close to an orbiter.  Also, the "reveal" of the orbiter after the initial movie presentation was truly awesome.  Great exhibit.  Worth the cost of admission.

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My wife, 6-year-old daughter and I visited the Atlantis exhibit last week and it is nothing sure of stunning. I honestly walked in with very low expectations, thinking it might even be a little sad. I was afraid the orbiter would come off looking like it had been stuffed and mounted on a wall. It is incredibly positive and hopeful exhibit. I really love the way in which it showcases the people who made it happen, not just the hardware. The culture of the shuttle program is something that a lot of non-enthusiasts never hear about. They sure will now. The price of the ticket should not scare you off. You get your money's worth and then some. I can share pics if anyone wants to see them.

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« Reply #39 on: 07/18/2013 09:14 PM »
Yes this ingenious technique is fascinating, maybe I can visit Atlantis at some point even.

Please share your photos and let us participate in your enthusiasm.

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