Sunday, August 07, 2005

Discovery is coming home...

I'll be in the air somewhere over the Atlantic when Discovery is scheduled for touchdown, and despite my objections to the boondoggle that the Shuttle programme has become, or perhaps always was, I wish them well.

This was the first flight of the Shuttle since the Columbia disaster in 2003, and after the difficulties with this mission, it's possible it may be the last. However even if NASA does continue Shuttle operations, this flight marks at least the start of the end of the shuttle era. After this, nobody, not even NASA, is going to try and justify a long term future for the Shuttle...

Update: The landing was postponed...