Atlantis
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01.18.2012

Atlantis "In Flight" Display Image

A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex was selected by NASA on April 12, 2011, to permanently display space shuttle orbiter Atlantis. This initial design concept for a new orbiter exhibit showcases the orbiter as it appears "in flight."
Atlantis Exhibit Exterior Entrance with ET-SRB
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01.18.2012

Atlantis Exhibit Exterior Entrance with ET-SRB

READY FOR LAUNCH! - A full scale external tank and twin solid rocket booster replicas will stand at the Atlantis exhibit entrance, preparing to launch guests deep into the 30 year history of the Space Shuttle Program.
Atlantis Exterior Reveal Image
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01.18.2012

Atlantis Exterior Reveal Image

STYLE AND SUBSTANCE - The stylized shape of the new home for Atlantis incorporates hues of orange and gold to represent both the heat and the bright colors of re-entry. Special gray colored tiling has been incoporated into the building's design to represent the space shuttle tiles that protected the orbiter from the heat of re-entry.
ATX Microgravity Simulator
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Both Dr. Jones and Captain Altman have had illustrious careers centered around their love of space and science
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04.21.2018

Both Dr. Jones and Captain Altman have had illustrious careers centered around their love of space and science

Both Dr. Jones and Captain Altman have had illustrious careers centered around their love of space and science:
  • Dr. Jones’ contributions to the U.S. space program have gone well beyond his 11 years with NASA, during which he flew on four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit. A graduate of the Air Force Academy and former B-52 bomber pilot, Jones joined NASA in 1990. He helped run science operations during STS-59, the first flight of the Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-1) and was the payload commander on the SRL-2 mission aboard STS-68 in the same year. The author of four space and aviation books, he has engineered intelligence-gathering systems for the CIA as well as helped NASA develop advanced mission concepts to explore the solar system. The recipient of multiple awards, including NASA’s Exceptional Service Award, Outstanding Leadership Medal, Exceptional Public Service Medal and Distinguished Service Medal, Dr. Jones also had the Main Belt asteroid 1082, named in his honor. He is currently a senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, focusing on the future direction of human space exploration, uses of asteroid and space resources and planetary defense.
  • Captain Altman is an accomplished fighter pilot known for his aerial acrobatic flights in the movie “Top Gun.” He was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1995. His years as a Naval Captain led him to pilot his first two shuttle missions and then serve as a commander on his final two missions. In 1998, he served as a pilot on Columbia during the STS-90 Neurolab mission, which studied the effects of microgravity on the brain and human nervous system. Two years later in 2000, he piloted Atlantis on STS-106 during a 12-day mission to prepare the International Space Station for the arrival of the first permanent crew. He also commanded Columbia on STS-109 and STS-125, both missions to service the Hubble Space Telescope. In total, Altman spent more than 51 days in space during his four missions. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Navy Commendation Medal, and was the 1987 award winner for outstanding achievement in Tactical Aviation as selected by the Association of Naval Aviation. He retired from NASA in 2010 to join the ASRC Federal family of companies.