The retired space shuttles Discovery and Enterprise were flown to their final destinations in the last couple of weeks. I saw Discovery fly over Washington, DC when I was down there last week. Yesterday I heard, but did not see, the 747 carrying Enterprise as it passed by campus on the way to JFK.
In July 1985, a NASA 747 carrying Columbia from Edwards Air Force Base in California to Kennedy Space Center in Floriday stopped to refuel at Offutt AFB near Omaha. A few friends and I made the drive from Lincoln and sat in the summer sun for several hours to see the shuttle. Given how sunburnt I got I'm not sure it was worth the trip.
The two bottom photos were taken by Larry, whose last name is I do not remember.