We took ye for granted, and are sorry for it

An era is over. Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) has launched. I have lived through the conception, inception, and now possibly the demolition of one of America’s finest “moments.” Expensive? Heck yeah. But we have taken for granted the basic fact of the space shuttle program along with the entirety of the space program, and thus have under-appreciated what it has contributed and meant to this country.

English: Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen as it ...
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