Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Last Space Shuttle
As another era in the US space program comes to an end, I 'm reminded of Tom Wolf's great book, The Right Stuff. I suppose we are slowly coming to the realization that there is only so far man can go in space and the future will be robotics. In the meantime, a cash-strapped NASA relies more and more on joint missions with Russia, and I imagine China in the near future. Will we see an international space program in the decades ahead?