Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Last Shuttles

The Space Shuttle Discovery being transported to its new home at the Smithsonian. I believe this places all four remaining Shuttles in museums (except for the Atlantis, which is basically a monument at Kennedy Space Center).

It's a great image; it feels like the end of an era that went on for far too long. How strange to think we were still heading into space inside the best late-1970s design had to offer. We really should've replaced these long ago. We've not really spent much on our space exploration. Still hoping for the next giant leap.

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