Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Feb. 2, 2012
Shuttle Atlantis Move Photo Opportunity Reset for Feb. 2
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The move of space shuttle Atlantis at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., that had been postponed for Thursday, Feb. 2, now is back on for Feb. 2. The start of the move is set for noon EST.

Media need to be at Kennedy’s Press Site by 11 a.m. for transportation to the move.

Shuttle teams were able to develop a way to work around the minor issue with ground support equipment that prompted managers to call for the delay on Wednesday afternoon.

Atlantis currently is in Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building transfer aisle and will be moved into the building’s high bay 4 for temporary storage. Atlantis is being prepared for public display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in 2013.

Images of the move will be available in Kennedy's Media Gallery online at:

Highlights of the move will air on the NASA Television's Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

For more information about the shuttles’ preparations for public display, visit:


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