Where and When to Watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis Make a Final Move
October 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM
If you missed the move of the Space Shuttles to their new homes in New York City and Los Angeles—don’t worry—there’s still one more NASA orbiter that has yet to reach its final resting place This time the transportation is taking place in Florida and not too far from where the astronauts and crew did their thing for decades. That means that there will be no piggyback-plane flyover, but at least you’ll have the chance to pay your respects to one of the country’s remnants of NASA space travel technology.
This time it’s the Space Shuttle Atlantis, and it's scheduled to head over to Kennedy Space Center on November 2. It only needs to travel around 10 miles or so to park and ready a new $100 million exhibit, but much of the path is through restricted areas and other limited access places.
That means you’re going to need to buy your way along the route and the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex will be happy to sell you some tickets for exactly that.
Cheap tickets for the big kids start at $50, but adding other extras can cause each ticket to reach $90. Thankfully the KSC is also running a contest where you can score free access to the move. All you have to do is head over to Facebook page—“like” them of course—then enter your info and share the contest details on Facebook or Twitter. You have until around noon tomorrow—October 24—to enter for your chance at the grand prize of tickets plus a couple nights at the local Courtyard by Marriott. Bonus! Four first prizes will also give away a total of four pairs of tickets, so there's plenty of chances to win. Good Luck!