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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1120 on: 06/22/2013 01:11 PM »
Thank you for sharing your nice photos, were also lucky enough to participate in the family viewing.

I can contribute only the pics of the webcam from the entrance of the last few days. Source: KSC Visitor Complex

The small things want to be still done, so a night shift must be inserted again.

20.06.13, 02:25 AM

21.06.13, 08:55 AM

21.06.13, 10:25 AM

Tonight was initially calm before the entrance,

22.06.13, 02:10 AM

but go further with last works, finally the gates will be opened today in a week really for all visitors ...

22.06.13, 04:40 AM

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1121 on: 06/22/2013 03:03 PM »
Thank you for sharing your nice photos, were also lucky enough to participate in the family viewing.

Technically I wasn't there for that. We actually had a rather high-level host who took us there.

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1122 on: 06/22/2013 04:29 PM »
It looks as if the work for today were finished.


Source: KSC Visitor Complex

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1123 on: 06/23/2013 07:09 AM »
"Meet A Legend: Encounters starting June 29th."

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1124 on: 06/25/2013 02:52 PM »
Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit set to launch
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-062513a.html

There is a moment in the new Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex when a fantasy becomes reality and the experience is nothing short of magical.

But unlike the theme parks in nearby Orlando, Florida, the attraction here is not the make believe, but the recognition that what you are looking at is in fact real.

"Space Shuttle Atlantis," which debuts on Saturday (June 29), showcases the retired winged spacecraft as part of a $100 million exhibit that has been more than a year in the making. It succeeds in bringing the public nose-to-nose — and nose-to-wing and nose-to-tail — with Atlantis in a way that is unique to every other museum display of a shuttle orbiter.


Photo preview: http://www.collectspace.com/atlantis_preview

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1125 on: 06/25/2013 03:10 PM »
Do they not plan to put the attach point at the top of the ET where Atlantis would have been attached? They put so much detail into the tank I cant see how they would leave that out?
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1126 on: 06/25/2013 04:24 PM »
They were still adding details the external tank when I was there on Thursday and Friday.

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1127 on: 06/25/2013 05:44 PM »
The Live Webcam is not so live anymore :( Last update was last Thursday.
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1128 on: 06/26/2013 12:10 AM »
Do they not plan to put the attach point at the top of the ET where Atlantis would have been attached?

The upper attach point has been added, and is visible in this NASA photo.

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1129 on: 06/26/2013 01:07 AM »
After attending the rollover in November I didn't think I'd be in any hurry to return to KSC to see this display. It's just too awesome to wait. My daughter has her bag packed and by the door already.  :D
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1130 on: 06/26/2013 11:27 AM »
After attending the rollover in November I didn't think I'd be in any hurry to return to KSC to see this display. It's just too awesome to wait. My daughter has her bag packed and by the door already.  :D

Are you going to the Grand Opening?

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1131 on: 06/26/2013 11:31 AM »
The Live Webcam is not so live anymore :( Last update was last Thursday.

What a bummer. I was really hoping that they'd keep it active.

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1132 on: 06/26/2013 01:41 PM »
After attending the rollover in November I didn't think I'd be in any hurry to return to KSC to see this display. It's just too awesome to wait. My daughter has her bag packed and by the door already.  :D
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1133 on: 06/26/2013 05:58 PM »
After attending the rollover in November I didn't think I'd be in any hurry to return to KSC to see this display. It's just too awesome to wait. My daughter has her bag packed and by the door already.  :D

Are you going to the Grand Opening?

That is the plan. A short weekend trip. I wonder if all the exhibits will be finished. If not I guess I'll just have to go back next year.  :D
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #1134 on: 06/26/2013 10:56 PM »
I've been in today. Still looks to be a few bits to finish. A few multimedia features still being finished off by the tech guys and a few graphics panels missing from some displays. Timing messed up on the entrance feature too. I'm sure they will get all this sorted for the opening. Very very impressed with what I saw. Highly recommended :)
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