Weather permitting, NASA is less than an hour away from the scheduled launch of Atlantis, the final mission in the 30-year history of the Space Shuttle program. We’ve been following along with NASA’s live stream below, which includes some fascinating behind-the-scenes moments.
Notes and links:
- Seattle’s Museum of Flight is opening early, at 8 a.m., to host a free public viewing party.
- Follow NASA’s Twitter feed here.
- Ars Technica has a great retrospective on the 30-year Space Shuttle program.
- 150 of NASA’s Twitter followers are on site for a tweetup; follow them via #nasatweetup.
- One is Robert Scoble, who has a pic of a giant 3D HD camera being used to capture the launch.