"Here's a view you don't see every day"

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Whoever is responsible for the Kennedy Space Center's Twitter account just posted this impressive picture. "Here's a view you don't see every day," he or she says. Indeed. This is the first time I've seen a photo like this. [Twitpic]

DISCUSSION

Not to critique too much, but given that it's the last flight and all that, couldn't they have done a nice flaming paint job on the thing (hmmm, okay, maybe not so tasteful), or maybe some racing stripes, or maybe a taunting bit of spray-paint tagging "Oh Yeah, China?, Take THAT!" or maybe just a big yellow smiley face, or perhaps a painting of Slim Pickens astride the tank, a-whoopin and a-hollerin' (hmmmm, maybe also not so tasteful), or maybe Hello Kitty or Garfield or something... anything but the plain old brown main tank... ANYTHING!