Sunday, July 10, 2011

Atlantis keeps it flawless with final Shuttle-ISS docking

The last space shuttle has docked to the International Space Station. Astronauts on the ISS love these visits: NASA visitors not only bring up spare parts and equipment, but often also special requests like pretzels or tabasco sauce (we still don't know why the sense of taste fades out "up there," resulting in the popularity of strong condiments).
COMENT: I should have something profound here to say, having followed the Shuttle since I watched the first one into space land on the high desert at Edwards AFB. A group of us came up from USC, joining tens of thousands of others camped out to watch. A bumper sticker (I used to have one) showed the Shuttle and said, "RUSSIA EAT YOUR HEART OUT."
But I'm at a loss for memorable words here. It's been a great adventure just to follow the Shuttle's adventure from beginning to end.

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