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July 1, 2013 Vol. 53, No. 13 Spaceport News John F. Kennedy Space Center Americas Gateway to the Universe The Story of Atlantis
Page 2 Illustrious career inspires generations O n the 30th anniversary of the By Bob Granath Spaceport News
Page 3 By Linda Herridge Spaceport News
Page 4 Page 5 ATLANTIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS Atlantis exhibit opens at Visitor Complex S pace Shuttle Atlantis now is on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The exhibit includes inter active hubs that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. Visitors to the 90,000-square-foot facility will get an up-close, 360-degree look at Atlantis with its payload bay doors open, similar to how it looked in space. Visitors also can see the wear and tear of its 33 missions on its protective external tiles and view this national treasure from several different levels. Exhibits include the shuttles key role in the launch and ser vicing of the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as construction of the International Space Station. The full-scale replica of the Hubble telescope is 43-feet-tall and hangs through an opening At the entrance is a full-scale set of space shuttle twin solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank. For more information about the exhibit and the visitor com plex, go to http:// www.kennedyspacecenter.com Measurements Weight: 151,315 pounds Length: 122 feet Height: 56.5 feet Wingspan: 78 feet
Page 6 By Linda Herridge Spaceport News By Rebecca Regan Spaceport News For the complete story, go to http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy
Page 7 lore By Steven Siceloff Spaceport News By Chris Hummel Spaceport News O the photo.
Page 8 http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy KSC-Spaceport-News@mail.nasa.gov. Chris Ferguson, a retired NASA astronaut and the commander of Atlantis nal mission, STS-135, talks about his hopes for the shuttles new mission of inspiration and what he envisions for the future of space exploration. QUESTION: ANSWER: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: