NASA Space Shuttle Program Lands For The Last Time

NASA Space Shuttle Program Lands For The Last Time


Today, early this morning at 5:56 AM, EDT, today, the United States NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis landed in Florida, marking the end of an era in space travel, exploration, and discovery. I was able to watch online the shuttle land, with brilliant early morning warm weather just before the sun was getting ready to make its appearance. Also had down a standing ovation and said THANKS for the memories of thirty years of space shuttle flight.

The sad thing though about this las space flight is that it now has made me grow a bit older and much more sadden that a part of America has “died”. Truly, this last shuttle landing reminds me that RIGHT NOW, America is a nation that is at a major crossroads, one that with the upcoming Presidential elections come next, will decide the course of the direction it will take.

Also this opens up the question about private free market enterprise companies stepping up to the plate with efforts to design and put together space craft. There is about least four companies working together, one of which goes by the name of “SpaceX”. What will happen, could take a number of years to get off the ground.

But until something good comes from these companies, there will be the memories.

With MANY THANKS To Both AP And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

“The space shuttle Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the international space station in triumph Thursday, bringing an end to NASA’s 30-year shuttle journey with a “wheels stop” Thursday morning. (July 21)”

“With the shuttle program ending, private American aerospace companies like SpaceX are preparing to send supply missions to the International Space Station. (July 20)”

With MANY THANKS To Both AP And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

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