Friday, May 14, 2010
The Last Flight of Atlantis
Shuttle Atlantis will make its final launch this afternoon, if the weather cooperates, at the start of its last mission. The Shuttle Program itself will end this fall.
We, as a nation, lost the ability to get a manned craft to the Moon decades ago. Now we will be losing our shuttle fleet with no replacement expected for years. The end of an era is fast approaching and its a sobering thought for those who write SF and SFR, or those who look to the future with hopes and dreams of exploring new horizons in space.
Read more at Chron.com.