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Tours Resume At Kennedy Space Center

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The space shuttle Atlantis is towed back to its hanger on July 21, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, after its 13-day mission. Atlantis safely touched down bringing an end to the 30-year US shuttle program.(Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

The space shuttle Atlantis is towed back to its hanger on July 21, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, after its 13-day mission. Atlantis safely touched down bringing an end to the 30-year US shuttle program.(Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Bus tours have resumed at the Kennedy Space Center now that the government shutdown has ended.

Tourists on Friday were able to resume seeing the space center where space shuttles and rockets have launched for decades.

The bus tours are offered by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which is operated by a private company, not the federal government.

But the tours had been halted because the space center was closed during the shutdown.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex stayed open during the impasse over government funding.

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