2 years ago, today, STS-135 touched down at the Kennedy Space Center, wrapping up not only that mission, but the 30 years of the Space Shuttle Program.
We are still waiting for the follow-on program.
The short-sightedness of the current political environment and the total lack of space leadership being shown at all levels of this Administration is leaving an ever-increasing hole in our ability to move forward in space exploration.
Will our great-grandchildren look back
on July 21, 2011 as
“The Day We Gave Up?”
How do we recover?
How do we re-energize a nation that once set such dynamic and specific goals “We choose to go to the Moon”, but now mumble along, zombie-like, with trite political chants and slogans, more interested in division and tearing down the opponent than they are about harmonizing around a common and noble cause like manned space exploration?
I wish I knew. For, if I did… I’d be doing it.