Arbiter GUNDAM wrote:
And Cracked.com sums it up so perfectly: At what point did we forget that the Space Shuttle was, essentially, a program that strapped human beings to an explosion and tried to stab through the sky with fire and math?
Presumably, the point where doing so was so impressive a nature-flaunting feat we just had to stand back and go "Whoaaaa...", like it was Bill & Ted
all over again
Still, it's sad to see the Shuttles going; I was born in the year Challenger
met its end, which was one of two explosions that year involving things with names beginning with C. It's just a shame that, as with Concorde, it feels as if we're taking a huge technological leap backward by not following the Space Shuttle programme with something even more advanced and ambitious.