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The space shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida in this handout photo supplied by NASA November. 2, 2012. The spacecraft travelled 125,935,769 miles during 33 space flights, including 12 missions to the International Space Station. Its final flight, STS-135, closed out the Space Shuttle Program era with a landing on July 21,...more

The space shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida in this handout photo supplied by NASA November. 2, 2012. The spacecraft travelled 125,935,769 miles during 33 space flights, including 12 missions to the International Space Station. Its final flight, STS-135, closed out the Space Shuttle Program era with a landing on July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Bill Ingalls/NASA/Handout
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The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space...more

The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space shuttle program with a final flight last year, will be the star attraction of a new $100 million exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space...more

The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space shuttle program with a final flight last year, will be the star attraction of a new $100 million exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space...more

The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space shuttle program with a final flight last year, will be the star attraction of a new $100 million exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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The space shuttle Atlantis is towed from the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida....more

The space shuttle Atlantis is towed from the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space shuttle program with a final flight last year, will be the star attraction of a new $100 million exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space...more

The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space shuttle program with a final flight last year, will be the star attraction of a new $100 million exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space...more

The space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space shuttle program with a final flight last year, will be the star attraction of a new $100 million exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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Space Center workers look on as the space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis,...more

Space Center workers look on as the space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012, heading towards its new home at the privately operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the NASA spaceport. NASA's third and last surviving space shuttle moved to its retirement home on Friday after a 10-mile (16 km) road trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis, which ended the 30-year-old space shuttle program with a final flight last year, will be the star attraction of a new $100 million exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (2nd L) and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana (3rd L) hold an assignment of title document for the space shuttle Altantis during a ceremony as the orbiter is moved to its new home in the Visitor's Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012. At left is the spacecraft's final commander, Christopher Ferguson and at right is the first commander of Atlantis,...more

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (2nd L) and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana (3rd L) hold an assignment of title document for the space shuttle Altantis during a ceremony as the orbiter is moved to its new home in the Visitor's Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012. At left is the spacecraft's final commander, Christopher Ferguson and at right is the first commander of Atlantis, Karol J. Bobko. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks at a retirement ceremony for the space shuttle Atlantis as it is moved to its new home in the Visitor's Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks at a retirement ceremony for the space shuttle Atlantis as it is moved to its new home in the Visitor's Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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