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1981 – 2011
I’m sure there are figures out there for the total cost in dollars and man-hours that the Shuttle Program has cost America, but I don’t think it is possible to quantify the impact of program on the world and on the kids who grew up with these incredible machines flying overhead. The shuttle program made a huge impression on my life, especially growing up in Southern California where everyone seems to have some connections to the aerospace industry, and I have never ceased to be amazed by what was accomplished in the last 30 years. Thank you Space Shuttles for being the practice example of the limitless possibilities of the human mind!
I love how you point out the limitless possibilities of the human mind. It is such a complex “organism” that many of us never really take the time to develop. With regard to the rocket, it is truly one of those marvelous things. It’s amazing to me how trivial this appears to our average joe society when it truly is a modern miracle. Thanks for the post! AR.