Saturday, October 13, 2012
Eulogy for A Starship: Spaceshuttle Endeavour Comes Home for the Last Time
Apologies for my gloominess with this one, folks. This is a topic that's put me in a broody mood since they began retiring the orbiters. I do have to admit that I got a good chuckle when I saw the photo of it passing the giant doughnut, however.
I just heard that this had always been a local ship, built in the high desert, kept at a local AFB for most of its' life, and now retired in the state that it was born in. I remember when this shuttle took its maiden flight; I was ten and very much enamored with the space program. I've seen almost every single one of its launches...and returns. I've seen it piggyback on 747's on its way between bases, flying over my house. It will be sorely missed.