Blast off in a 'shuttle' and touch moon rock in Florida

The first time I saw the Space Shuttle taking off, on film, I was captivated. I was only four, but that black-and-white machine roaring into the sky on a column of smoke got me hooked on science, exploration and adventure.Its retirement in 2011, after 30 years of service, was the end of an era. All 135 Space Shuttle flights lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, which is why it is home to Atlantis, one of three remaining Space Shuttle orbiters — the reusable plane part of the Shuttle. Spa...