Last Launch of the Space Shuttle

by Ryan on July 9, 2011

in Anything Else,History,Pop Culture,science

I can’t really remember a time before the space shuttle, being about four years old on its maiden voyage in 1981.  So, watching the space shuttle Atlantis lift-off on the shuttle program’s last mission yesterday was poignant, especially since there’s a void and a lack of direction left in its wake.  I imagine this is what some felt like when Apollo 17 left the moon in 1972.  Here’s a clip of Atlantis‘ lift-off:

On the bright side, with so many soon-to-be-unemployed NASA scientists looking for work, the private sector could step in and really innovate space travel and exploration, beginning a very exciting period for space.  Unleash American ingenuity and great things could happen.

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