Just a quickie, tonight. As you probably already know, the penultimate shuttle launch was this morning. (Don’t you just love that word? People should say “penultimate” more.) And it’s the last launch ever for Endeavor. I don’t have any original thoughts on it, but I did want to link to this xkcd comic that says it all.
Oh, and I know that the space shuttle doesn’t go to the moon. But it’s like we’ve given up even the hope of ever returning.