Goodbye to the Space Shuttles

09 Jul

Friday marked the end of an era- the last launch of a space shuttle. I grew up watching shuttle launches on the Today Show while my family ate breakfast. I grew up in the era of Space Camp (the movie) and the Challenger explosion. These are important memories in my childhood, and it saddens me that similar new memories are not being made.

NASA still has plans. There is still the international space station, and we are getting closer every year to civilian space flights. But there will be no more space shuttles, at least not for the foreseeable future.


Posted by on July 9, 2011 in Politics, Science, Technology


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2 responses to “Goodbye to the Space Shuttles

  1. tmso

    July 16, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Gorgeous picture. Yeah, I’m sad too. But, as you said, other things are in the works. In the immortal words of Captain Kirk, “Beam me up, Scotty!”

    • 100wordson

      July 17, 2011 at 8:24 am

      The picture is from the Astronomy Picture of the Day website (, I believe). Its definitely a site worth keeping bookmarked


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