A salute to the (soon-to-be retired) Space Shuttle program.

Final Space Shuttle Launch

Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Space shuttle Atlantis is set to liftoff tomorrow on the final flight of the shuttle program. The crew of Atlantis is heading to the International Space Station.

Dr. Story Musgrave
, a NASA astronaut for over 30 years who flew on six spaceflights, performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight, and was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission and on his last flight, had LOTS to say about the state of our nation’s space program during this SciCheer interview. (He doesn’t pull any punches.)

To remind us of our natural love affair with space, I’d like to share this Time video created by my talented pal, Brian Malow (AKA, the Science Comedian). I hope this stirs something in you as it did for me.
Farewell to the glorious Space Shuttle program.