Friday, March 09, 2012

Shuttling the shuttles

If you're not going to shoot them into space at ungodly speeds, anymore, you may as well take them out for some fresh air and let regular folks like us get a furtive peek.

That's what NASA did today, and G-d bless them, they had cameras on hand (here's the photo set.) As retired shuttle orbiters Discovery and Atlantis make their way through preparations before being shipped off - slowly - to their final destinations, it's kinda nice to see how the old birds are doing.

I wonder what will inspire the next generation of kids to want to grow up to build stuff like this.

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