Friday, July 8, 2011

First And Last: 30 Years of the Space Shuttle

April 12, 1981, Columbia


July 8, 2011, Atlantis


And their grandmother, the test shuttle, Enterprise


And all five orbiters that made it to space


I will miss them all. These amazing vehicles and the brave individuals who drove them made me wonder and imagine. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...another part of my childhood died today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can blame the current president for the dearth in space travel for the next few years.