An Eventful Day
I admit to being a little bit of a NASA fanboy.
Not the top-heavy NASA but the starry-eyed, future-looking and quietly heroic NASA. Not just the astronauts but all their support, no matter how seemingly insignificant. Not just the space missions but the science.
I watched the final shuttle launch with a lot of mixed emotions. There were nerves that all would go well. There was excitement at the sheer physics involved. There was a humble feeling that these are still first steps into a much larger and wondrous universe. There was a nostalgic sadness at the end of an era.
Shuttle may not have been the most elegant — but it had inspiration and its people gave it grace.
Godspeed to the crew of Atlantis, their families and all dreamers and doers. Ever forward.