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WUCF TV’s SciTech journeys to space

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Get up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis in this week’s SciTech Central.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is now home to retired space shuttle Atlantis.  We’ll take you inside the massive construction project to make this exhibit a reality. “We moved 123 light poles, 23 traffic signs, 56 traffic signals. It was a ten-mile journey in all, something that took nearly a day,” said Andrea Farmer, public relations manager at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Then, see how kids are getting into space fun at Camp Kennedy Space Center, known as Camp KSC.

Next, learn about the Google Lunar X Competition and what team “Part Time Scientists” is doing to test their lunar camera.

The world famous Hubble Space telescope will one day fail. Follow us to New York where former NASA employee, Jon Morse, proposes a new telescope.

Head back to Orlando to hear and learn from Dr. Alan Stern, the principal investigator of the New Horizons Space Craft mission.

Finally, hear from popular science writer and astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno on science, religion and the perfect job.

This episode of SciTech Central airs Thursday, September 17 at 8:30 p.m. on WUCF TV.