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Space Shuttle Atlantis® 10-Year Anniversary

Jun 29, 2023 - Jun 29, 2023 Space Shuttle Atlantis®

It has been 10 years since Space Shuttle Atlantis® opened its doors to showcase its namesake for all at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Celebrate this milestone anniversary on Thursday, June 29, included with admission.

During live, in-person panels hosted by John Zarrella at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, hear mission memories firsthand from veteran NASA astronauts, including ones that flew on Atlantis. The astronauts will answer questions pre-submitted via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #Atlantis10 hashtag. Visit our social media channels and use the hashtag to add your question leading up to the event! Questions for the panel will be selected randomly.

You will also have the opportunity to snap a selfie with the astronauts in attendance on the bottom floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis® at 12:45 PM and 2:40 PM. 


Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space Shuttle Atlantis® 10-Year Anniversary

Astronauts currently joining the celebration:


Mike Mullane

  • STS-27
  • STS-36
  • STS-41-D

Anna Fisher

  • STS-51-A

William "Bill" Shepherd

  • STS-27
  • U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® member

Guy Gardner

  • STS-27
  • STS-35

Mike Baker

  • STS-81
  • STS-52
  • STS-68
  • STS-43

Chris Ferguson

  • STS-135
  • STS-126
  • STS-115
  • U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® member
Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space Shuttle Atlantis

Get a close-up view of Atlantis, the only space shuttle displayed in flight. Space Shuttle Atlantis also includes more than 60 interactive exhibits celebrating the history, technology and impact of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.
Shuttle Launch Experience

Shuttle Launch Experience

Go for launch and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of blasting off into space aboard the space shuttle!
Forever Remembered experience entrance

Forever Remembered

Visit the memorial honoring the astronauts who lost their lives during space shuttle missions STS-51L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia.