If you're not sitting there with the live video feed of Atlantis' impending launch open at the same time, there is something wrong with you. Today* for the last time a United States space shuttle will launch. Today we get to watch men and women soar into the sky on a pillar of fire like the gods themselves. This isn't the end of humanity's voyage into space- we still have the Russian launch vehicles, the Chinese, and even Burt Rutan's projects
- but I admit I'm sad to see the shuttle retire without a successor U.S. vehicle to replace it.
Make us all proud, Atlantis. This is one for this history books
Atlantis finishes with a just beautiful
I'm glad the great lady will have such a lovely end to a distinguished career.* Unless they have to scrub the launch due to weather, but here's hoping they don't.
Labels: drek is sad, Drek is Serious, space