But there is no sense jumping off a bridge over spilled milk. Take a look at this time lapsed video of the mating of the shuttle to the 747. It is impressive.
New York just posted pictures of their Shuttle display and it couldn't be more disappointing. You can't touch it. You can't walk through it. You can't get near it. I would have thought, at the very least, a platform would have been installed through the bay so tourists could actually walk inside of the vehicle, without touching it itself. They could see just how huge the bay is. They could see the inside of the cockpit and all of the instruments. They could see, but not touch the inside of the vehicle itself. Unfortuantely that will not happen.
But, if Space Center Houston is creative (big if) this 747/shuttle display could be interesting.We might have lost a retired Shuttle, but we could gain a great display in the future.
Oh....and we lost Pete Olson, and that can't be bad at all. (except we got stuck with Steve Stockman)