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Replica rocket boosters rising over Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit
[i]Thirty-two years after NASA's first pair of solid rocket boosters (SRBs) launched the space shuttle's maiden mission, a set of the tall twin rockets has again begun rising over Florida's Cape Canaveral horizon. This time however, the towering rockets are serving as the launch pad for visitors touring the retired space shuttle Atlantis.
On Wednesday (April 11), a 200-foot-tall (61 meters) crane continued the erection of two full-size, high-fidelity solid rocket booster replicas, which when vertically mated with a full scale model of an external tank (ET), will form the dramatic, 184-foot-tall (56 meters) gateway to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's new home for the space shuttle Atlantis.[/i]
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