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July 8th
7:47 PM
U.S. must rely upon the Russians for access to space

But reliance on NASA’s former Cold War rival has been a particularly  bitter pill to swallow for many at NASA, forced to retire the most  sophisticated manned spacecraft ever built before a U.S. replacement is  available. Equally devastating, in the eyes of many, is the loss of  manned spaceflight experience as thousands of highly skilled aerospace  jobs are eliminated.  >continue<

We’re a long way from Borman, Lovell and Anders reading from Genesis on New Year’s Eve ‘68 from lunar orbit. Perhaps it would be fitting if somebody reads from Revelations during the re-entry of STS 135.

U.S. must rely upon the Russians for access to space

But reliance on NASA’s former Cold War rival has been a particularly bitter pill to swallow for many at NASA, forced to retire the most sophisticated manned spacecraft ever built before a U.S. replacement is available. Equally devastating, in the eyes of many, is the loss of manned spaceflight experience as thousands of highly skilled aerospace jobs are eliminated.  >continue<

We’re a long way from Borman, Lovell and Anders reading from Genesis on New Year’s Eve ‘68 from lunar orbit. Perhaps it would be fitting if somebody reads from Revelations during the re-entry of STS 135.

July 5th
6:30 PM
"I no longer expect to see boot prints on Mars during my lifetime, nor do I expect that whoever eventually makes those boot prints will be drawing a paycheck from NASA, or even speaking English."
—  Dennis Overbye writing in As Shuttle Era Ends, Dreams of Space Linger
January 15th
1:19 PM
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a-space-odyssey:

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Space Exploration and its significant utility.