NASA is getting hit up for extra launch passes, and mission stickers and pins are flying off the shelf. Another Twittering crowd is descending on the space center. Even science fiction writers want in on the action.
Welcome to space shuttle Atlantis’; 32nd and final voyage.
When Atlantis blasts off — showtime is Friday at 2:20 p.m. Eastern — only two more missions will remain before the shuttle program ends.