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Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] ashkitty:

These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Okay, the Star Trek thing notwithstanding, the end of the Shuttle program is breaking my heart. Yes, I know the things need to be retired, they're old and worn out and we need to focus on expanding our horizons (literally), but damn it, the Shuttle was a huge part of my life. I remember the first Shuttle launch, I remember climbing on the roof of our house to see the tiny, white V of the shuttle passing over us, I remember seeing the Challenger explode on TV in my fourth grade classroom... Space was a huge, huge thing in my house, partly because my mother was a Trekkie but mostly because I was raised as a nerd, by nerds, who loved the idea of a vast universe where anything is possible.

I can only hope the next phase of our space exploration is as awesome as the Shuttle was.

Thrusters on full.

Date: 2011-03-08 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nmalfoy.livejournal.com
Make it so.

Date: 2011-03-08 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] moony
Punch it.

Date: 2011-03-08 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] not-a-cypher.livejournal.com
:( I love astronomy dearly but it just will not be the same without the shuttle program. I know there's a push among my generation of graduates for private space flight, but I worry it's not going to really happen in our lifetime.


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