CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) – Part of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex won’t go on view to the public for nearly five decades.
Visitor complex officials say they’ve buried a time capsule inside the wall of the new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction. The goal is to help people in five decades understand the significance of the space shuttle program.
Included in the time capsule are an insulating blanket and a heat shield tile that helped protect the orbiter, a brick from the launch pad, a Blackberry smartphone and a Teddy bear that says “Mission Accomplished.”
The time capsule won’t be opened until 2061.
The space shuttles were grounded permanently two years ago after flying for 30 years.
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