Why I cried for America today.

The space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier, lifts off from Edwards Air Force Base in 2009.

Imagine being the guy who has to tell JFK that we as a nation have to beg the Russians for a ride whenever we want to put an American in Space.

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2 Responses to Why I cried for America today.

  1. Robb Allen says:

    In all reality, the Space Shuttle program was more than likely what has stopped private industry from thriving.

    Space-X is slated to rendezvous with the ISS in a month or so. Asking the Ruskies for rides isn’t going to be a long term thing.

  2. Sean Caranna says:

    I’m actually quite excited by the prospect of futher privitization of orbital transit systems. The thing is, space flight has been largly a private enterprise for a long time. It just had NASA overseeing the programs. What floors me is that NASA was derailed fron its Mars exploration and human extra-orbital mission.

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