Thursday, 9 June 2011

Endeavour's last flight

The space shuttle Endeavour has sadly completed its final flight, landing on 1st June.

This amazing picture from SpaceFlight Now was taken from a plane as it emerged from the clouds on the way to earth orbit.

It is nearly the end of an era that began with so much promise.  Still - before long the Americans will be able to hitch a lift into orbit with China, India, or maybe even North Korea (exagerating a bit perhaps) whenever the price gets too high to go with the Russians.  Russia would be stupid if it didn't cash-in on its temporary near-monopoly on manned space flight.

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