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Robert Pearlman
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex release
Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Atlantis' First Launch at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Oct. 3

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, home of the $100-million, 90,000-square-foot Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction.

On Oct. 3, 1985, space shuttle Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on her first mission, STS 51-J. Atlantis was also the last orbiter to launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011, concluding NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program. Today, Atlantis is in her new home inside the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, displayed with her payload bay doors open and robotic arm extended.

Get nose-to-nose with Atlantis during the 30th anniversary event on Saturday, Oct. 3, which will feature meet and greets with space shuttle Atlantis astronauts, special presentations and programming.

Robert Pearlman
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex release
Space Shuttle Atlantis 30th Anniversary

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Get nose-to-nose with Space Shuttle Atlantis during this event featuring a live version of the engaging video astronaut series "Tell Me A Story," ongoing showings of the new video "Reflections of Atlantis" and meet and greets and signing opportunities with Atlantis astronauts including: Jerry Ross, Mike McCulley, Bo Bobko, Charlie Walker, Bob Springer and more.

Pick up a commemorative black and white photograph of Atlantis marking the 30th anniversary and get it signed by Atlantis astronauts with several opportunities throughout the day. Lithographs of the visiting astronauts are also available for purchase in the Space Shop. Later in the day, engage in the legendary stories told live by astronauts who flew aboard Atlantis during "Tell Me A Story... LIVE."

During the day, make time to see "Reflections of Atlantis," a video celebrating the iconic orbiter, showing every 15 minutes in the Hubble Theater. With a breathtaking view of the orbiter just a few feet away, the video features highlights of the 33 launches and missions completed by Atlantis and her astronaut crews. All activities are included in general admission.

Annual passholders are invited to participate in a personal meet and greet with Atlantis astronauts between 9 and 10:30 am. During this time, passholders can also be the first to watch "Reflections of Atlantis." Annual passes must be shown to receive entry into this event.

Space Shuttle Atlantis launched Oct. 3, 1985, from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on her first mission, STS 51-J. Atlantis was also the last orbiter to land in Kennedy Space Center July 21, 2011, concluding NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle Program. Today, Atlantis is in her new home at the visitor complex displayed with her payload bay doors open inside of the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction.

Schedule:

  • 9-10:30 am: Atlantis astronaut meet and greets with "Reflections of Atlantis" showing on top floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Annual passholders only.
  • 11-11:45 am: Astronaut signings on top floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis.
  • 12-12:45 pm: Astronaut signings on top floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis.
  • 1-1:45 pm: Astronaut signings on top floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis.
  • 2-2:40 pm: Tell Me A Story... LIVE. Located the first floor of the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction.

tncmaxq
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Any idea of who the "and more" astronauts will be, and when this will be announced?

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There was no "no more" astronauts at the Atlantis Celebration today.

However, the KSC annual passholders had 90 minutes of meet and greet with the five announced astronauts. This meet and greet was a nice opportunity.

Hi to my cS friend John who was at the Atlantis and also at Fireball Run.

There were three other signing opportunities at the Atlantis late morning and in the afternoon.

All times are CT (US)

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