STS-132 Space Shuttle Launch  
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Our family trip to see the launch of STS-132, the final Atlantis mission.

The day prior to the launch, we toured the buildings that prepare all space station components for launch (ISSPF), that prepare the orbiters for launch (OPF), and that mate the space shuttle (VAB), and then visited the launchpad of STS-132. On the second day, the launch! And we watched from just three miles away. After the shuttle launched on schedule, we used our launch buffer day to see Universal Studios.

More shuttle coverage: NASA, Wikipedia, and The Big Picture.

In May of 2009 we got to see the launch of Atlantis for the final shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Date: 2010:05:12 - 2010:05:16

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Rotating the Heavings
Day 1: Visitor Complex 3 photos
Transportation Container
Day 1: ISS Processing Facility 12 photos
Where all space station components are prepared for launch  
Orbiter nose
Day 1: Orbiter Processing Facility 62 photos
Where the orbiters are prepared for launch  
Mission Control and VAB
Day 1: Out the Window 12 photos
Sights we only got to see in passing  
Hampton, Me, and Shuttle Atlantis
Day 1: Launchpad 31 photos
Visiting the shuttle launchpad  
Shuttle launch
Day 2: Shuttle Launch 138 photos, 1 sub-album
The launch!  
NASA 11 photos
Photographs from NASA  
Us in front of the Hulk roller coaster
Day 3: Universal Studios 9 photos
Under LAX
Misc 2 photos

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