Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

August 17, 2017
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Every day I'm shuttling

The recently retired Space Shuttle Atlantis completed 30-plus missions, deployed 14 spacecraft and docked 12 times to the International Space Station. It also flew four “top-secret” military missions. The Kennedy Space Center’s website describes it as “a vehicle that launched like a rocket, flew in orbit like a spacecraft and landed on a runway like a glider.” Now, you can see that retired rocket/spacecraft/glider in its new $100-million home at the KSC’s Visitor Complex just outside of Orlando. You can also experience high-tech simulators and 60 interactive exhibits like one that replicates a space shuttle landing using your own body and another that lets you experience working in weightlessness to get a feel for how carefully an astronaut must move to use tools in space. Admission: adults US$50, kids 3 to 11 US$40. tel: (866) 737-5235; kennedyspacecenter.com.

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