"It's exciting to see the tiles up close, especially the texture of the tiles," she said. "It's amazing. You can almost feel the fabric of it, like a skin. Like our skin."
Space shuttle pauses on 12-mile trip to LA museum →
"You can sense the magnitude of where it's been," Dion said, focusing on the heat tiles that protected the shuttle during the return to Earth.
Space shuttle making 12-mile trip to LA museum →