Tuesday, July 8, 2008

End of an era


Today, NASA announced the remaining shuttle mission schedule culminating with the final launch of STS-133 Endeavor on May 31, 2010 - less than two years from now.

I can remember watching the first glide drop tests of Enterprise back in the 70's and in what seems like a blink of an eye, the shuttle missions are coming to an end.

While the shuttle fleet never lived up to the initial project goals in terms of launch schedules, the vehicles outlived their planned lifecycles.

You can bet that getting close access to launches will be harder than ever and I'll be sure to make at least one, if not a handful of launches before they finish it up.

So, what's next?? (didn't I post about this in the first months of this blog??)

Also - click on the pic for the full size image ... sweet eh?

3 comments:

carrera said...

First Space Ship One launch to orbit. Last shuttle launch.

Let's go! ;)

Eric said...

FAKE! We all know that NASA faked the shuttle program just like they faked the moon landing!

David said...

SNORT!