1. Anonymous says

    Having grown up as a young child with the wonders of the Apollo program and remembering the first space shuttle flight as a adolescent, it is disheartening to see how far the US space program has fallen in recent years. I think it may take a Chinese moon landing to wake us up.

  2. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    No, unfortunately it will not be until the Chinese set-foot on Mars or Europa that America’s policy-makers wake-up….and by then it will be fatally too-late.

    Spain and Portugal explored the whole World in the 15th and 16th centuries, and look where they are now.

  3. Ernest says

    It was pretty incredible to see. It flew over my office twice at an extremely low altitude (Arlington, VA). Unfortunately did not have my phone with me.

  4. charley says

    “Change is rarely accomplished without regret about the letting go.” Quoting one of my high school teachers about the feelings that I and my friends experienced this morning with the departure of the shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Center. We grew up in the shadow of Cape Canaveral in Cocoa Beach and have watched the US Space Program from it’s infancy in the 50’s and 60’s. To me the program was the spark that ignited the growth of every aspect of our lives today and will carry us into the future of mankind.

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