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Attraction Spotlight: Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space Shuttle Atlantis® is an awe-inspiring, don’t-miss attraction. Here is what you will see and experience when you add it to your day!


An early morning scene at the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39, with the space shuttle Columbia in position on Pad A at right. Launch for the STS-1 mission is set for April 10th with astronauts John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen aboard.

America returned to flight following the completion of the Apollo era missions, with the first launch of the Space Shuttle Program 40 years ago. The program pushed the boundaries of discovery and supported human spaceflight for 30 years.


Walk among giants in the Rocket Garden, an experience for all ages at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Making summer plans? There are so many family-friendly things to do at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex!


The crew members of Expedition 50 celebrated Thanksgiving in 2016 with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables aboard the International Space Station.

Celebrating Thanksgiving is a little different when you are orbiting Earth. Hear the reflections of astronauts, including astronaut Jerry Ross and astronaut John Herrington, on celebrating the Turkey Day in outer space.


Front view of the Atlantis slide

The slide in Space Shuttle Atlantis is a guest favorite. Learn why it is more than just a speedy thrill!