Friday, 8 July 2011


I just watched Atlantis launched on the last-ever STS (shuttle) launch. I wish I could've been there to watch it.

The end of the STS program leaves many questions hanging in the air. Firstly there are the historical questions, which will be endlessly argued over the coming decades. They are questions like: whether the shuttle was a highly flawed system, whether it has been a waste of money or even if it should ever have been kept in use after the Challenger disaster. Then there are the future questions, such as whether the USA will ever had a manned space program again.

Today is not the day for those questions. Let me say just one thing:

God speed, Atlantis.

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