The End

by Jul 21, 2013

2 years ago, today, STS-135 touched down at the Kennedy Space Center, wrapping up not only that mission, but the 30 years of the Space Shuttle Program.

We are still waiting for the follow-on program.

The short-sightedness of the current political environment and the total lack of space leadership being shown at all levels of this Administration is leaving an ever-increasing hole in our ability to move forward in space exploration.

Will our great-grandchildren look back
on July 21, 2011 as

“The Day We Gave Up?”

How do we recover?

 

How do we re-energize a nation that once set such dynamic and specific goals “We choose to go to the Moon”, but now mumble along, zombie-like, with trite political chants and slogans, more interested in division and tearing down the opponent than they are about harmonizing around a common and noble cause like manned space exploration?

I wish I knew.

For, if I did… I’d be doing it.

1 Comment

  1. Wally

    I got to go on a tour of the vehicle amssebly building, and I have never been able to explain to people how amazing it is. That video does the best I’ve seen of showcasing how huge the volume must be to move the shuttle around in it like that.

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