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NASA Spaceport Breaks Ground for Shuttle Atlantis Display

Date: 18 January 2012 Time: 05:06 PM ET
Space Shuttle Atlantis Display Groundbreaking Ceremony - Jan. 18, 2012
Bill Moore, COO of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Janet Petro, Deputy Director, of NASA's Kennedy Space Center; Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida Jennifer Carroll; Jeremy Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Delaware North Companies; and astronaut Chris Ferguson, commander of the final flight of space shuttle Atlantis, break ground Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 for a $100 million, 65,000 square foot exhibit dedicated to the retired shuttle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
CREDIT: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
This story was updated at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The final astronaut to lead a space shuttle mission returned to his launch and landing site in Florida on Wednesday (Jan. 18) to help break the ground for his spacecraft's future public display.
Chris Ferguson, who commanded the final flight of shuttle Atlantis last July, joined NASA and Florida state officials at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Cape Canaveral for a ceremonial ground breaking for the 65,000-square-foot exhibit dedicated to the retired winged orbiter.



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