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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Photo for the Day- July 26, 2005


NASA RETURNS TO FLIGHT
Space Shuttle Discovery
launches from pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Image credit: NASA/KSC
Today begins America’s new journey to the
Moon… Mars… and beyond…
Good read and launch video at: NASA.gov.

4 comments:

Luke said...

Everytime I see a launch I thin back to when I was in high school and watched that first Mercury launch. I continue to be amazed that all those millions of parts, fabricated and assembled by the low-bidders, work the way they're supposed to! Geez, we've come a long way!

AubreyJ said...

And to think... We didn’t even know what a home computer or a good pocket calculator was yet either. Luke, I’m almost 52 years old and the kid in me still loves to watch those things take off... I also think it's so... AMERICAN!!!
Thanks for stopping by...
AubreyJ.........

ParaTed2k said...

I love the fact we still have a space program, back when I was in High School we marvelled at the techology and ingenuity that went into the Shuttle.

I still love watching them launch, but I don't marvel at the technology or ingenuity anymore.

What was proven this morning is that we still have the ability to make dinosaurs fly.

When will our space program shed the bell bottoms and disco balls and join the 21st century? The shuttle needs to be replaced with a spacecraft made from modern technology, not the dreams of the past.

AubreyJ said...

We can thank Congress for those bell bottoms... Hell-- half of them are still fighting over the Vietnam War, over and over and over again… The space program doesn’t have a chance with the mind set of most of those folks up on the Hill. Many of them have forgotten how we got all these High-Tech toys we now have and where they came from too. All this Technology we have today didn’t come from China now did it??? Nope… All this high Tech stuff came from the fruits of the good old USA… Complements of NASA Research for the United States Space Program. Can you just imagine all of the things we wouldn’t have today if it wasn’t for NASA????