Orlando Attractions Update – Wow is it really that long ago? The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will mark the 30th anniversary of the first flight of the space shuttle Atlantis with special activities on Saturday.
The festivities — including meet and greets with Atlantis astronauts including Jerry Ross, Mike McCulley, Bo Bobko, Charlie Walker, Bob Springer and others — are included in regular admission to the Brevard County attraction.
On Oct. 3, 1985, Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on its first mission. On July 21, 2011, it became the final orbiter to land at KSC as NASA’s shuttle program concluded. Atlantis currently rests in its new home — the $100 million Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction — at the visitor complex.
As part of Saturday’s event, the “Tell Me a Story … Live” presentation on the bottom floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis will offer stories told by astronauts who flew on Atlantis and “Reflections of Atlantis,” a video celebrating the orbiter, will show every 15 minutes in the Hubble Theater. That presentation features highlights of the 33 launches and missions of Atlantis.
For more information or tickets, go to kennedyspacecenter.com or call 877-634-0735.