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NASA spaceport breaks ground for shuttle Atlantis display
[i]The final astronaut to lead a space shuttle mission returned to his launch and landing site on Wednesday (Jan. 18) to help in breaking the ground for his spacecraft's future public display.
Chris Ferguson, who commanded the final flight of shuttle Atlantis last July, joined NASA and Florida state officials at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Cape Canaveral for a ceremonial ground breaking for the $100 million, 65,000-square-foot exhibit dedicated to the retired winged orbiter.
Billed as the marquee element of the visitor complex's ten year master plan, the Atlantis exhibit will tell the story of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program, while providing a unique vantage point for guests to see the historic vehicle up-close...[/i]
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