No matter how many times humanity does this it is amazing. My father spent most of his career with NASA and so we grew up watching and rooting for space flight. I have to say that as I have gotten older I have questioned the ethics of the amount of money we spend on such research (thinking that was spurred in no little part by this song from Adam Again: Inner-City Blues and which I have written about before). Sadly, I do not think this administrations termination of the Constellation program and other projects has been done with the intent of moving funds to other more worthy projects or of reducing our deficit (BTW, when do we get to operate our annual budget with 40% being on debt?).
So today was the last day for Endeavor and just one more shuttle launch to go.