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The Space Shuttle Atlantis once in -- -- for the very last time marking the end of the shuttle program as we knew it will now.
It hangs in the Kennedy visitors.
Center the space flight center and that is where our own employment is right now and want to area.
-- good morning everybody at home I hope you guys are enjoying a breakfast I'm about to enjoy a freeze dried.
Ice cream sandwich here from Kennedy space center at 100 million dollar facility with -- two billion dollars space orbiter behind us.
One of the best parts not in your tax dollars with pay cortisol funded -- merchandise stated in ticket sales joined now by the Kennedy Space Center director good morning to you this should not Indiana.
Also a former astronaut now this is one of three orbiters on display for the public across the country how is it -- -- different.
Fly Atlantis is different because it's displayed like it's Lance -- is only the astronauts -- seen it.
And discoveries at that that would very -- -- -- museum and it looks like Atlanta and just rolled into the hangar and -- out of California science and eventually it's going to be -- and the vertical like it's getting ready to take up right this is really special just popped open so everybody can see inside and as visitors come through it's essentially -- 360 degree angle.
And an even that markings from where it's cracks Earth's surface -- -- on its just as it landed two years ago and it's pretty amazing he considered.
Two years ago is -- and space and we accomplished dollars and -- a Monica and given some of the specs on -- we have and a magnificent shot showing that.
Just sheer size -- -- a 120 feet long as we walk over -- trip like that.
You know -- it well.
He looks like it just undocked from the International Space Station.
And you know you get them robotic arm -- the boom sensor system that TV and antenna for communications is deployed -- -- -- payload -- like it just.
-- and one of the models to the space station.
All the systems up and down you can walk all around that it's it's phenomena that view is great but it's it's also fantastic for the kids especially since August interact so many interactive things to do they conduct with the space station they can land the space shuttle can fly the robotic -- they can see what it's like inside the cockpit of this.
They -- right and that's where we are here this is the commander -- I understand your let me -- here just because this is the mop up definitely.
I don't think you just happy.
That's what we look at what is this well it's.
All the controls and displays its.
Electronic flight displays all the systems and that guidance for -- come back into land and everything the heads up display we can see your guidance we conduct in the -- and the armor rolls stick.
Berliner speech settled you know it it controls role pitching yacht he taught you know you turn the computers on -- -- -- talked to the computers to be keyboards here in the displays here.
-- -- -- also so what the future of the space program is there's a great video that visitors get to see -- -- in the Seoul national grown men crying.
As I watched that video with the crowd yesterday at one of the future the future is we are gonna build a big rocket that's gonna allow us to go to -- -- It's eventually been lost to go to Mars and that's gonna fly a test flight -- the capsule next year on a delta four rocket and then and 2017 natural rockets and I was gonna launch.
With a crew and 20/20 one Bob thank you so much will have more from you coming up at 830 we appreciate having to go into a -- -- Autorads.
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