Friday, July 08, 2011

I think it's going to be a long, long time... space shuttle edition

When the last space shuttle launches after midnight our time it'll be over.

No more people into space, from the US anyway.

Russia won. Who would have thought?

(My colleague points out they still have fuel)

The knowledge that we could step into space shaped my life, and shaped my children's lives.

So here's the soundtrack.

Enjoy it, before its a mere memory:

Back to Elton and Bernie.

"I miss the earth so much, I miss my wife..."

That song does so much more than it should, like all the good ones.

Here's an extract from an uplifting Chicago public radio documentary, Everyone speaks Elton John.

A group of musicians were assembled from ads in the paper and asked to play:

Everyone Speaks Elton John by 1petermartin

I think it's going to be a long, long time.

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Andos said...

Don't get your hopes too high for a launch tonight. Forecast was only 30% chance of favourable weather.

It will be sad to see such a magnificent machine go into mothballs. There will still be a human presence in space though. The ISS is just starting to come into the most productive years of its life.

It might not be that long until we see humans launched from Kennedy again. Check out Space-X.

Anonymous said...

Two words: Burt Rutan

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