Brenda Mulberry runs a T-shirt and custom merchandise shop just a few miles from Kennedy Space Center. Her husband, Gerry, was let go last month after spending most of his adult life working as a contractor on NASA's shuttle program.
Astronaut Janet Kavandi, director of Flight Crew Operations for Johnson Space Center, leads President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, as they view the front landing gear of Space Shuttle Atlantis.
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The space shuttle Endeavour is seen on launch pad 39a as a storm passes by prior to the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure (RSS), Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.