Tonight on MSNBC.com:
Tonight on MurdocOnline.net:
It’s not that I despise the Space Shuttle or hope that NASA fails. Not at all, though sometimes it might sound that way. What I’m mostly disappointed in is the fact that my son has basically the same space exploration scenarios to look forward to during his lifetime that I did when I was his age. And the odds of those scenarios coming to pass probably aren’t a lot better than those of my youth.
That isn’t all NASA’s fault. Not by a light year. But the decision to pretty much forsake all else in the name of the Space Shuttle has cost us dearly, and it will do so for decades to come.
Since our eggs are all in one cargo bay, I’m pulling for the flight tomorrow. Not only for the safety of the crew, but for our space program in general and US manned space flight in particular.
Someone told me that if they were ever going fly on the Shuttle, they’d choose the next flight. Their reasoning was that is was going to be the safest Shuttle flight ever. Sadly, I don’t know that that’s the case.
UPDATE: Right after posting this I checked the MSNBC page again and happened to notice that they shifted the bottom link. No big deal. Just sort of weird.
That’s the sort of thing I do after I post mine and see that the look isn’t quite right…