The Shuttle Endeavour comes in for a night landing that is too cool for words. While the program has been expensive, it has reshaped space travel. I understand the need to move forward but the replacement program was tied into future moon visits so now we’re ready to retire the Shuttles with no replacement in site. Typical government bureaucracy. It’s amazing sometimes how anything gets done at all.
The Shuttles are way past their youth
And now getting long in the tooth.
As budget cuts mauled
Replacements got stalled.
‘Ghostly’ is too close to the truth.