Too bad we have lost this capability. Member reactions:
THANKS TO BARACK HUSSAIN. HE IS DESTROYING AMERICA ONE GIANT STEP AT A TIME.
I don't normally like to get political on FreakingNews. President Bush announced the cancellation of the Space Shuttle program on Jan 14th, 2004. I am not a fan of either President, but I am a huge fan of the TRUTH. It was already extended then past its planned retirement and was given two additional extensions one each by Bush and Obama.
Maybe the next President will have a new on built.
Bad news from NASA this week - it is ending its Space Shuttle program and laying off thousands of employees.
NASA will only launch two more Shuttles, one on November 1, and another on February 26 next year.
NASA is also being forced to cancel its Constellation program after the Senate passed a bill last week, which limits NASA's spending to $58 billion over the next three years. The Constellation project intended to send astronauts to the International Space Station, the Moon, and Mars, but Obama wanted the plans canceled as part of attempts to address the global economic crisis.
To pay a tribute to the Space Shuttle program (which lasted almost 40 years and provided a pathway for space exploration), show the Shuttles integrated into promotional products, household items, architecture, movie posters, paintings, paintjobs, etc.
To celebrate the launch, show the Discovery shuttle integrated into promotional products, household items, movie posters, paintings, paintjobs, etc. Alternatively, make astronauts out of figures in famous paintings.