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Final Shuttle Landing [Jul. 21st, 2011|09:25 am]


[User Picture]From: thump
2011-07-21 04:40 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: terraluna_bat
2011-07-21 11:09 pm (UTC)
Amazing Picture, though bitter sweet.

I remember when they started the shuttle program. I wanted in the worst way to be on one of those flights. When I was young, I was seriously thinking that maybe I could be a 'Satellite repair man' that ,of course, does house calls. :)

It is very sad to think that NASA has basically gotten out of the manned space business. Working there for 4 years, I could seen the writing on the wall, especially in how messed up the management was.

When I was working at NASA Ames Research at Moffett Field, I was apart of 9 engineers that were working on the instrumentation of the wind tunnels. We had 40 managers directly above us, only to manage us. The engineers complained about too much work for the amount of people we had, so NASA hired another 10 managers :P

*Sad Mood*
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[User Picture]From: orv
2011-07-22 02:44 am (UTC)
Some time soon I should rewatch the video recording I have of live TV news coverage of the first shuttle landing. I found it quite by accident in a pile of junk I was cleaning up at a job I had working at a public access TV station. I took the liberty of making myself a VHS dub of the rapidly degrading 3/4" tape. The best part of it is the breathless enthusiasm the news anchors have for the event.

Edited at 2011-07-22 02:46 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: harvardheinous
2011-07-22 01:51 pm (UTC)
We can achieve awesome things when we're willing to spend the money... but instead we waste it... :(
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[User Picture]From: menagerie73
2011-07-23 10:32 pm (UTC)
And that's all folks.
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