Jim Adams (@NASAJim), deputy director, Planetary Science, NASA Headquarters
The Atlas 551 Rocket being prepped to send the Mars Science Lab (aka Curiosity Rover) to Mars.
Me in front of the Atlas with Juno, less than 24 hours before launch. I still can't believe how close we got!
The VAB from our vantage point along the Turning Basin.
Juno, ready to go.
The Tweetup Tent in front of the regular press area.
The Atlas Vehicle Assembly Building.
Pad 39-B, looking lonely without a shuttle. Pad A is already disassembled, but B will stay up for 2 years. Our guide said that nobody had explained to him why...
Ive been on many tours of Kennedy, but this is one place I never got to go, until now.
Looking up the VAB
The scale doesn't really come through in these pictures. And this is just the low bay.
Here's the high bay!
Discovery, in a state of disassembly. Notice the clear plastic covering the "hood" that used to be full of propellent tanks.
Me and Discovery.
Next time I see her, she will be in the Smithsonian.
Sunrise over the turning basin on launch day.
Samples of different parts of Juno's body.
A cross section - like corrugated cardboard, but made with aluminum and other metals instead.
A model of Juno - looks like a project to be duplicated by my students!
Check out the cool shadow made by the exhaust plume!
The Tweeps watch Juno leave Earth for Jupiter.
The Delta rocket that will take GRAIL to the Moon next month.