Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Wow, remember before the Obamanation when we had a manned space program?
Yeah, with astronauts and everything!
NASA was just wasting their time back then- but now, they're doing something extremely useful: muslim outreach!So much better than exploring the universe, right? Right? Hello?
Actually it was GWB who started the shutdown of the shuttle program. One of the stupidest things he did. I wish they had just launched them one last time and let them be docked at the space station. Not just a great place to store them but instant additional room for the ISS. And then if anybody ever decided they wanted to use them again, just send up a pilot and bring it back down. Now, they're just gone to museums. Better than being scrapped but not the best use IMO.