He probably had to go ID Bin Laden's body...
LOL, on a side note I've been wanting to go see a shuttle launch up close before they terminate the program since I'm in Florida, but I hear it's not all it's cracked up to be.
The launch would be pretty cool, though it would only be visible for a short time - but nothing like the mighty Saturn V, which was epic in the day.
Too bad they are not replacing the Shuttle. The Lockheed one, whatever it was called, was pretty cool looking. The Shuttle brings back memories of my first job after college, when our shop built a spectrometer that flew on the Shuttle twice.