Cape Canaveral, FL (Florida Today) -- So far, so good, for the opening of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit.
week into the opening of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's museum
honoring the space shuttle era, the centerpiece of which is a suspended
orbiter Atlantis with its cargo bay doors open wide and nearly within
arm's reach of guests.
North Companies Parks and Resorts, the private company that operates
the tourist complex just outside the gates of KSC, does not publicly
release a detailed accounting of its attendance figures because it
considers the information proprietary. However, company officials said
the early days' returns are exceeding their expectations.
that's heading into an extended Independence Day holiday weekend that
tends to draw a larger than usual number of vacationers and
day-trippers. Last weekend, the exhibit opened to astronauts,
dignitaries and the die-hards who waited in line to be among the first
really going well so far," said Andrea Farmer, a spokesperson for the
Visitor Complex. The $100 million exhibit's first week in public view
has gone off without an issue, she said.