Atlantis Final Roll-Out at Cape Canaveral Set for Nov. 2
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As the space shuttle Endeavour gets its parade through a tree-topped Los Angeles this weekend, Floridians should know they will get their own chance in a couple of weeks to see a shuttle rolled out to its final home in the Sunshine State.
Space shuttle Atlantis will be transported 9.8 miles from the massive Vehicle Assembly Building to its new $100 million home in the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex outside the front entrance to Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 2.
But the cost to watch close up won’t be cheap.
Entrance to the visitors complex, with tours to the space center, run from $50 to $90 for adults – shave $10 off the ticket for children ages 3 to 11 -- on Nov. 2.
Atlantis, which flew 33 missions and traveled nearly 126 million miles, will eventually be put on display, hovering over onlookers at a new, sprawling 90,000-square-foot portion of the KSC Visitors Complex. The view, suspended in the air, with the payload bay open, is to give an appearance of how the craft appeared in space.
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