And end of an era is almost upon.
Friday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour completed its 4.2-mile trek from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39B. With Atlantis on nearby Launch Pad 39A, this marks the final time that two shuttles will be on the launch pads at the same time, as the shuttle program draws to a close next year.
First shuttle launch was April 12th, 1981. I was ten years old and in .. fifth
If you go here
to the NASA main shuttle page and scroll down a little, there's a link to View Larger Image of a picture of the two shuttles on the launch pads. Too big to try to link/post it here. Is a neat image though.