Kennedy Space Center

The marvelous life of a historic space shuttle

The space shuttle Atlantis first launched in 1985, logging 33 missions and more than 125 million miles during its years in service. This piece of cosmic history is now on display at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center and tells the tale of NASA’s 30 year space shuttle program.

The space shuttle Atlantis relocates

What do you do with a $2-billion spaceship when it can no longer ferry astronauts to and from space? In 2011, the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in Orlando, Florida, found a new home for the decommissioned space shuttle Atlantis.