April 18, 2012
The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle Endeavor
Endeavor is the second to last space shuttle ever launched by NASA. It is capable of entering the Earth's atmosphere at speeds greater than the speed of sound. Since it is now retired, it is going to be sent to the California Space Center in Los Angeles, California. Although it is exciting that we will be able to see space shuttles up close in museums now, I cannot help but be depressed by the shuttles retirement. After all, without being able to use the space shuttle for real missions, it's like viewing a more complex version of Disney's "Mission Space" ride.