One joy of having a 2 year old is how amazed he is by firefighters and astronauts. Highly technical, dangerous, and important professions that rarely can rise above finance and pop culture headlines. I’m as guilty as anyone, I didn’t even know about space shuttle Atlantis’ final mission until today.
So for the kid and/or aspiring rocket scientist in everyone, below is a pre-launch pic of Atlantis from yesterday and a launch pic from today. And here’s NASA’s Atlantis mission blog and a NASA live TV feed.