Published: Apr 07, 2014 5:24 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Tourist missions at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are going to last a little bit longer.
    
Officials at the visitors' complex say operating hours will be extended by two hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through August.
    
The center was closing at 5 p.m.
    
Visitors to the center can view the space shuttle Atlantis, go on a shuttle launch simulation ride and meet veteran astronauts.

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