The final flight

Hello science peeps,

Today morning around 11:26 AM some of the members at Genspace gathered around a projector beaming a live broadcast of the final launch of the space shuttle from JFK space center. It was the space shuttle Atlantis, on mission STS-135, the one hundred and thirty fifth space shuttle to break through the brace of the Earth’s gravity and emerge into the vast void of space.

Regardless of nationality and ideology the space shuttle program brought the humanity sense of wonder and awareness of the beauty of the universe outside of what we can touch for these past thirty four years. Here’s hoping that another thirty four years will bring us untold amount of scientific wonder and discovery just as the shuttle program did in the past .



Here’s to all pioneers standing at the edge of the world.

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