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CoolPix: Looking Back At Shuttle Endeavour (Looking Over Earth)

(click pic for hi-res)  Shuttle Endeavour during one of her 25 missions: 1992-2012

 I could say a lot about the decline of the United States of America since the 1960's... the decline in our accomplishments in the space program, along with the dramatic weakening of our wealth and super-power status. I could also say a lot about the diminished prospects for our future as we continue turn our back (under the influence and manipulation of the government and the mainstream media) on nearly all of the qualities and characteristics that made us stand apart from (and above) the other countries of the world. I could, but I won't. With the game nearly over, what's the point of it now?

 So instead, I'm just taking time to point out something beautiful. While the Space Shuttle Program seems a rather simple achievement compared to Apollo's moon mission, it was still a remarkable human accomplishment. This hi-res NASA image of Shuttle Endeavour during one of her 25 missions (1992-2012) definitely speaks to the wonder and beauty of putting the shuttle into orbit. And, now that I've seen Shuttle Discovery up close and personal at the NASM Udvar-Hazy facility during the recent AirPigz Museum MeetUp, seeing this image of Endeavour has a far greater impact on me.

 I miss the days when the United States of America was sending shuttles into space.

 I, miss America.


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Reader Comments (5)

Very well put. Unfortunately there is a degradation of society and lack of pride in the states. Your paragraph sums up most people's thoughts perfectly.

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJustin

You have a rather narrow-minded view of the world.

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave W.

Narrow minded view of the World? Sounds like you like the Greek melt down & the socilist set up for failure that is now Europe, Africa & the Arab Spring of the Middle East.
Hitler would of taken the World, If not for the U.S. The only narrow minds are with the failures of today that think hands outs are a right,
America was sold an empty bill of goods, Socialism & Bigger Government.
We put men on the moon, Now it's lost in space.

Sad state of affairs, When we the people are reduced to slaves for the governments pleasure,

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDon Hillberg

Mr Hillberg,
You really should get a refund on what little education you have. Everything you (poorly) wrote is the product of an uneducated, small mind.

March 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave W.

It not what you know, It's how you use it.
Seen South America, China, Lots of the states.
I make do with that fine public education thats second to none.
How's Greece? Europe? Japan? The Middle East?
Dave, You have no clue to the problems in this world,
Liberal ideals kill, Like a gun free zone.
If you can't see the problem, You're part of the problem.
Long Live the Republic.

March 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDon Hillberg

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