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Scenes recorded around the famous Kennedy Space Center press site before the final launch, which was attended by some 3,000 members of the media, NASA tweetup and Public Affairs Officers....and Elmo. It was one of the largest gatherings of media in space history, and brought back fond memories for many of the launches of Apollo 11, STS-1 and STS-95 when John Glenn returned to space.