July 2011

R.I.P Space Shuttle Program 1981 - 2011

The 30 year-old NASA space shuttle program will end with the return of Atlantis.


With the controversial shut-down of NASA's 30-year old space shuttle program it is undoubtedly the end of an era. Some call it indicative of the U.S. "brain-drain"; a process of slowly losing our capacity for technological innovation and a sign that we will be passed by as leaders of progress. Others call it necessary to open the door to more intensified and entrepreneurial innovation by private industry. Whatever your take, there's no doubt the the closing of the space shuttle program will be a hard transition for many that grew up, like myself, watching those magnificent shuttles taking off and talking about the heritage of pioneering that is our national legacy, both in space and on terra firma.