By Joel Achenbach / The Bulletin
July 3, 2011
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The last shuttle, Atlantis, sits on Pad 39A, ready for its valedictory flight.
It is the nature of a shuttle to look kind of lonely out there on the pad, kept at a safe remove from the control room, the hangars, the observation platforms. The pad is not far from the beach,....