I watched it this morning from my front yard. It was with a little sadness, to see the end of an era. I have seen many launches both day and night, in my many years of living in Florida. The tragic Challenger disaster made quite an impression on me, and ever since when I watch a launch it is with a little trepidation.
What do you think about the end of the shuttle program? Here where I live, NASA is a large employer and this will mean a loss of employment for many, as well as a reduction in tourism for Florida.
Do you think we need to continue to explore space with reusable spacecraft? Will you miss the shuttle program?
Answer by dullscissors at 10:10 AM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by older at 9:34 AM on May. 16, 2011
NO... the last time I watched it live it exploded in front of my eyes... I was a Sr in high school, sitting in the Library. Ever since then I wait to see it on the news. I'll never forget that empty hollow feeling or those poor people on board that day.
Answer by Crafty26 at 9:35 AM on May. 16, 2011
It was heartbreaking wasn't it! I don't think the space program will end with the shuttles though... I think they are just going in another direction. I hope any ways ;o)
Answer by Crafty26 at 9:55 AM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:15 AM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:25 AM on May. 16, 2011
Nope. I didn't realize that it was this morning. Watching things like that always takes my breath away and makes me remember the disasters that NASA has been challenged with. We used to live just outside of Houston and would go to NASA Space Center at least once a year. There will be many unemployed there as well. It's sad on a few different levels.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:38 AM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by tinamatt at 12:17 PM on May. 16, 2011
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So where does everyone live and do you like it there?