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[b]Groundbreaking Ceremony at Future Home of Space Shuttle Atlantis[/b]
[i]First Groundbreaking for Shuttle Exhibit Nationwide[/i]
NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts will conduct a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future home of the space shuttle Atlantis exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This ceremony will mark the first time a space shuttle recipient has broken ground on a new, permanent exhibit dedicated to displaying a flown orbiter.
The $100 million, 65,000 square foot exhibit for space shuttle Atlantis will be the marquee element of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's 10-year master plan. The Atlantis exhibit will tell the story of the 30 year Space Shuttle Program, while providing a unique vantage point for guests to look at the complex vehicle up-close.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. EST. Speakers will include: [list][*]Bill Moore, Chief Operating Officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
[*]Janet Petro, Deputy Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center
[*]Jeremy M. Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Delaware North Companies
[*]Chris Ferguson, Commander, STS-135, Atlantis
[*]The Honorable Jennifer Carroll, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida[/list]
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