Monday, November 16, 2009

Thinking about Space Shuttles

Space Shuttle Atlantis flew to the International Space Station this morning on what is the penultimate mission of the era of space shuttles.

Exactly 36 years ago today, Skylab 4 took off on the final Skylab mission. Skylab, of course, would be replaced by the space shuttle.

The future is always upon us, and it always has been. We are ever in the process of developing our own obsolescence.

Recognition of this is humorously referred to as 'maturity'.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post. I had no idea and it makes me feel old for some reason.
    Also, penultimate is my favorite word, so I appreciate your using it yesterday.


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