Wednesday, July 05, 2006


The ultimate firework yesterday was the launch of the space shuttle Discovery as it returned to space for the first time this year. This is only the second flight of a shuttle since Columbia was lost during reentry in 2003.

I was in high school when the first shuttle launched (also Columbia). Damn, I'm getting old. Watching these launches gives me goosebumps, but the space shuttle program is getting long in the tooth and I'm looking forward to some next-gen space hardware...

By the way, when are they going to make the flying car available?

Dr. Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center - “The volantor (Skycar) will do for car-based society what the car did for horse-based society. It is the right solution at the right time.” He goes on to add, “It is not a question of if but when the market for Moller vehicles will be about $1 trillion a year.”


Blogger House of Suz said...

NASA makes me mad; why are we footing the bill for someone's silly space hobby? I'm glad billionaires are now getting into the act and making it their past time and passion. Let them burn up in re-entry and divide their money to us poor folks.

Hmm, bitter much?

8:38 AM  
Blogger markjamesmurphy said...

Lately it seems like as soon as the shuttle reaches orbit, their entire mission is making sure that the vehicle is prepped for reentry.

1:21 PM  

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