Atlantis? Early this morning, before dawn, the last space shuttle landed. After 135 flights, there will be no more. Now I am Canadian, and not American, but this image brings some pretty sad thoughts.
The Space Shuttle program has been in operation for thirty years.Canadahas given a good bit of our technology and people to the program and it has been a matter of pride as well as scientific exploration for all involved.
Check out this video of the last flight:
Now, where do we go from here? I’ve heard lots of theories, and the International Space Station is still active, but unless we borrow a lift, we have no immediate access to the station. There are talks of exploring asteroids and heading for Mars, but I don’t think there has been anything specifically planned other than a new Mars Rover and the probe aimed for Jupiter.
I admit I am a little plaintive, but I must wonder—when will we move on and upward? And how?
Before I get too melancholy, I want to put up one more video – a tribute to the shuttle program (love this one!)
Alien Revealed – Book One of The Confederacy Treaty – June 2010
The Naked Truth – Book Two of The Confederacy Treaty – June 2011
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