Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Space: The Final Frontier

In the 21st Century it is easy to dismiss space travel as a 20th Century phenomenon. We get blase about the launching of the space shuttle or just another space probe. In the space community this attitude causes lots of hand-wringing. Like a 3 year old kid swimming, they want lots of attention, "Look at ME. I'm launching a rocket!" Personally, I don't think it is much of a problem. Folks have a blase attitude because we are able to launch rockets all the time. Sure its cool and it costs lots of money, but it is routine. And it is that "routine" nature of space flights that is so amazing to me.

HT: Onorbit.com; larger version

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