The space shuttle: Into the sunset

The final launch of the space shuttle brings to an end the dreams of the Apollo era

If the weather holds and there are no unforeseen complications, then early in the morning on July 8th a woman and three men will ascend the launch tower at Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre, strap themselves into Atlantis, the last operational space shuttle, and, as the engines ignite, wait for the countdown to reach zero. Burning thousands of litres of rocket fuel every second and blasting superheated gas into the water-filled trench beneath the pad, the ... Full Story »

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by Kristin Gorski - Jul. 3, 2011

Thorough and full of context. Provides enough facts to inform and to prompt imagining the future of the space business and exploration. Presents the real questions without their conclusions, as they're presently being formed. Responsible and important journalism.

So, what's next? How about some crowdsourced space initiatives?

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by Randy Morrow - Jul. 3, 2011

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by Javier Whipkey - Jul. 4, 2011

Well, they spend billions of dollars on space projects. It is indeed good journalism to point out the truth and factual values to the citizens.

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