Nasa's Space Shuttle Atlantis is apparently wrapped in plastic ahead of its June unveiling to the public.

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be the shuttle's final resting place. The giant space plane will sit atop a huge set of steel struts, positioning the craft in a dramatic 43.21 degree lean, allowing visitors to get closer to the craft that ever before.

Universe Today have just published some new details and pictures of the new visitors centre as its unveiling draws closer.

They include a tour of the pavilion itself, which has already been under construction for a year, and a view of the 'ghostly' ship in 16,000 feet of shrink wrap.

The 90,000-square-foot pavilion is designed to reflect the "scorching heat of reentry into the Earth's atmosphere", UT said.

It sounds like a fantastic tribute to the ground-breaking craft. Make sure you head over to UT to read the full details.

Until then the iconic ship is wrapped in a thick coat of plastic. Take a look at some shots of the plastic wrapped shuttle taken last year, below.

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  • A worker is on a beam used to support space shuttle Atlantis, shrink wrapped in plastic to protect it from dirt and dust, as it is prepared for display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to be on display to the public in July 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Workers prepare space shuttle Atlantis, shrink wrapped in plastic to protect it from dirt and dust, for display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to be on display to the public in July 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Space shuttle Atlantis, shrink wrapped in plastic to protect it from dirt and dust is prepared for display to visitors at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to be on display to the public in July 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Workers prepare space shuttle Atlantis, shrink wrapped in plastic to protect it from dirt and dust, for display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to be on display to the public in July 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Workers prepare space shuttle Atlantis, shrink wrapped in plastic to protect it from dirt and dust, for display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to be on display to the public in July 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Workers prepare space shuttle Atlantis, shrink wrapped in plastic to protect it from dirt and dust, for display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to be on display to the public in July 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Workers prepare space shuttle Atlantis, shrink wrapped in plastic to protect it from dirt and dust, for display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to be on display to the public in July 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

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    The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on January 17, 2013 as it prepared for its opening in the summer of 2013. The 'Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer' exhibit opened to the public January 17. The floating museum unveiled a temporary new exhibition devoted to the space shuttle Enterprise while the prototype shuttle is being restored after Super Storm Sandy. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on January 17, 2013 as it prepared for its opening in the summer of 2013. The 'Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer' exhibit opened to the public January 17. The floating museum unveiled a temporary new exhibition devoted to the space shuttle Enterprise while the prototype shuttle is being restored after Super Storm Sandy. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, photo, the space shuttle Enterprise is draped with cloth on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, at its dock on the Hudson River in New York. NASA spokeswoman Lisa Malone said Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, officials with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum told the space agency the Enterprise suffered minor damage during Superstorm Sandy which struck on Monday. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

  • Space shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The spacecraft traveled 125,935,769 miles during 33 spaceflights, including 12 missions to the International Space Station. Its final flight, STS-135, closed out the Space Shuttle Program era with a landing on July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

  • Space shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The spacecraft traveled 125,935,769 miles during 33 spaceflights, including 12 missions to the International Space Station. Its final flight, STS-135, closed out the Space Shuttle Program era with a landing on July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

  • The Space Shuttle Endeavour is slowly moved down Martin Luther King Blvd. in Los Angeles Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. In thousands of Earth orbits, the space shuttle Endeavour traveled 123 million miles. But the last few miles of its final journey are proving hard to get through. Endeavour's 12-mile crawl across Los Angeles to the California Science Museum hit repeated delays Saturday, leaving expectant crowds along city streets and at the destination slowly dwindling. Officials estimated the shuttle, originally expected to finish the trip early Saturday evening, would not arrive until later Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • The space shuttle Endeavour is slowly moved down Martin Luther King Blvd. in Los Angeles Sunday, Oct.14, 2012. In thousands of Earth orbits, the space shuttle Endeavour traveled 123 million miles (198 million kilometers). But the last few miles (kilometers) of its final journey are proving hard to get through. Endeavour's 12-mile (19-kilometer) crawl across Los Angeles to the California Science Museum hit repeated delays Saturday, leaving expectant crowds along city streets and at the destination slowly dwindling. Officials estimated the shuttle, originally expected to finish the trip early Saturday evening, would not arrive until mid-morning Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • The space shuttle Endeavour slowly moves down Martin Luther King Blvd. in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct.14, 2012. In thousands of Earth orbits, the space shuttle Endeavour traveled 123 million miles (198 million kilometers). But the last few miles (kilometers) of its final journey are proving hard to get through. Endeavour's 12-mile (19-kilometer) crawl across Los Angeles to the California Science Museum hit repeated delays Saturday, leaving expectant crowds along city streets and at the destination slowly dwindling. Officials estimated the shuttle, originally expected to finish the trip early Saturday evening, would not arrive until mid-morning Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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    Space Shuttle Endeavour on Crenshaw Blvd. enroute to the California Science Center during its final journey in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday Oct. 13, 2012. During the two-day journey, the 170,000-pound spacecraft will travel at no more than 2 mph along a 12-mile route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (AP Photo/Jeff Gritchen, POOL)

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour voyage across Los Angeles

    Thousands of spectators gather around the Space Shuttle Endeavour during its stops outside the Baldwin Hill Crenshaw Mall in Los Angeles, California, USA, Saturday night Oct. 13, 2012 during the two-day 'Mission 26: The Big Endeavour' trip across the city to the California Science Center where it will be put on permanent display. (AP Photo/Michael Nelson, POOL)

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour

    The space shuttle Endeavour is slowly moved down Crenshaw Blvd., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Los Angeles. The shuttle is on its last mission — a 12-mile creep through city streets. It will move past an eclectic mix of strip malls, mom-and-pop shops, tidy lawns and faded apartment buildings. Its final destination: California Science Center in South Los Angeles where it will be put on display. (AP Photo/Jeff Gritchen, Pool)

  • The Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles

    The space shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 in Los Angeles (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool)

  • The space shuttle Endeavour is slowly moved down Crenshaw Blvd., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Los Angeles. The shuttle is on its last mission — a 12-mile creep through city streets. It will move past an eclectic mix of strip malls, mom-and-pop shops, tidy lawns and faded apartment buildings. Its final destination: California Science Center in South Los Angeles where it will be put on display. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • A young woman runs across the street in front of the space shuttle Endeavour as it is slowly moved down Crenshaw Blvd., Saturday, Oct.13, 2012, in Los Angeles. The shuttle is on its last mission — a 12-mile creep through city streets. It will move past an eclectic mix of strip malls, mom-and-pop shops, tidy lawns and faded apartment buildings. Its final destination: California Science Center in South Los Angeles where it will be put on display. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour

    The space shuttle Endeavour travels past a fast food restaurant along on Crenshaw Blvd. enroute to the California Science Center during its final journey in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Gritchen, Pool)