The end of an era

When Atlantis touched down on July 21 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, the high-flying era of the space shuttles came to an end after 30 years. Over the course of the program, the five NASA shuttles - Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery and Endeavour - have flown 135 missions.

The Obama administration has cancelled the planned next-generation program of spacecraft and rockets on cost grounds... I guess the fucking idiots are too busy pumping money in the so-called “too big to fail” financial institutions.