Friday, July 8, 2011

Historic Last Launch

My kids and I just watched the last space shuttle (Atlantis) launch for NASA and the United States (unless some emergency mission is needed). The space shuttle program has been going for the last thirty years. It has had its triumphs with the release of the Hubble Space Telescope to being the main force completing the International Space Station. However, it has had its tragedies with the explosion in launch of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986[1] and the shuttle Columbia in 2003 was destroyed in its attempted landing.[2] Despite these disasters, the shuttles and the astronauts that flew them have awed all of us as they showed us more about what is beyond what our naked eye can see. I pray this last mission goes well and for the future of space travel for God’s glory.



[1] http://history.nasa.gov/Biographies/challenger.html

[2] http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/orbiterscol.html

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