Roamy here. Part of the Spaceflight Awareness program is the really cool tour of KSC. I overdid it on this trip, but I have some awesome memories to share with you.
I had the added bonus of both bus driver and tour guide (NASA retiree) sharing stories.
18 million pounds leaves a mark.
At the end of the tracks is, of course, the launching pad.
The bus went all the way around the launchpad, allowing us time to take lots of pictures of *the* last shuttle.
I was glad to have the opportunity to see this and also share the experience with my 14-year-old son, who wants to be an aerospace engineer.
Again, Godspeed Atlantis.