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Two years ago.
The shuttle Atlantis launch into space for the last time marking the end of the shuttle program as we know it now like shadow hangs in the Kennedy space visitor center in Cape Canaveral Florida.
We had an appointment -- -- -- and a good morning good morning everybody at home good morning from Kennedy space -- -- for crying out loud we're underneath.
The belly of shuttle Atlantis it flew in space some 33 times in this.
-- its final resting place visitors come they get a 360.
Degree view it literally looks like it just undocked.
From the International Space Station what the best parts is that your tax money didn't got to -- for this.
It's ticket sales food sales and merchandise sales that's funding all that's good morning T yeah.
Hi this morning this is Bob springer -- astronauts from shuttle Atlantis and also discovery.
Is this one different from the others.
That are on display across the country.
This is almost I like it like it -- seen a wild analysts -- environment -- it's it's that's.
Really where it belongs.
Arnold -- the -- out that antennas deployed the solar panel.
-- out -- ready to -- yet we -- fantastic your viewers can see you a 122.
Feet long we are underneath the bottom of this tiles are on that -- about 24000.
Miles -- the interesting -- each one has like its own individual address and you know all of this scorch -- and scratch marks are still on there it -- its true form.
Exactly as it came back from space and and that's the best part that you get to really see something that's.
Almost alive and it's very acted -- not just for the kids adults love it is well talk about how this exhibit is really meant to inspire what.
That is the key to a city where we're doing more than just a museum tour here we're we're actually giving people and particularly our young people -- I can't sit there.
The Italian and and and look at these massive tires that we use through the interact TV you've been so -- can land -- -- you can deploy the -- -- can actually pick the -- -- just like we're meeting it to the external tank -- the solid rocket -- to people can get in and actually perform those -- as a hundred million dollar facility -- -- two billion dollars space orbiter what is the future of space exploration well NASA's got a lot of interesting things going on but perhaps the most exciting thing -- happening in working in conjunction with -- -- commercial space.
So we got private on -- -- were out there that are -- their own spacecraft.
Improving the facilities here at the Kennedy Space Center all oriented towards getting us back into -- space in a more meaningful way in the future like -- site this is this makes me feel so patriotic to be here I totally recommend coming.
And you got a little sad but I I do -- I saw you reading are.
Ice cream pie.
You've got to try to astronaut -- Pasteurized and hopefully this is a little better you actually don't really like -- please accept your favorite is this trip cock I like the shrimp cocktail and I think if you like that more power -- -- -- Like it's not done.
Thanks for being here while that's -- he's my friend that back to Atlanta in space nobody can now scream about the case.
Writing -- thank you very much and the degree placed him there if you're ever -- long -- -- West Coast with your family for a vacation.
It's the best news is that rocket Iraq is going to be displayed in the you've gone from -- eventually -- -- that list wouldn't.
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