Saturday, July 21, 2012

Beginnings & endings

I guess if you add up all the big events in space history, you can probably have a significant anniversary of something every day of the year. But this one, coming a day after the Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary, is especially poignant:

It's been precisely a year since the Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to earth for the final time to close out the 30-year shuttle program. Funny how the passage of a year hasn't made the lack of leadership or vision any easier to swallow.

(Don't worry. I'm just getting all this space geekery out of my system. We'll return to our regularly scheduled blog programming momentarily.)

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We can't have nice things anymore, Carmi, because rich people need more money in their bank accounts.