A couple of years ago when I was still working on technology communications for GM, I was fortunate to get the opportunity to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the planned launch of STS-133 which was to send R2 to the International Space Station. https://plus.google.com/114133424228405038490/posts/UVr9W3aKjJ1
Unfortunately the launch was delayed so I never got to see the liftoff but we did get an extensive tour of the facility including the orbiter preparation building where Endeavor was being readied for STS-134.
With the final missions of the shuttle now completed, NASA had to strip all manner of equipment and materials out of the orbiters to prepare them for display in museums.
The Atlantic has a great gallery of photos of the dismantling of the shuttle program
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