On May 17, I went out to watch the orbiter Atlantis make it's final journey from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building. I got a few pictures:
Later that day, a coworker sent out this link with the following satellite picture:
The following week, I got a chance to take family and friends out to see the final rollout of STS-135. This is when the entire shuttle – orbiter, tanks, and all travels out to the launch pad on the giant tank-like crawler. In my last post I wrote about the landing of STS-134, which took place at 2:35 am on June 1. It was just a few hours prior to that (around 8:45 on May 31) when the rollout commenced.
The viewing area was packed, and it was a bit sad to think that this was the last rollout of Atlantis. Not sure I was feeling the music such as "Proud to be an American" blaring over the loudspeakers, but I guess to each his own or something. I am glad I got to share this with Maris, Adam, Dave, and Cari.