I am fascinated with the Space Shuttle Discovery. I guess knowing that it’s the last mission of the Shuttle Program has something to do with it. I suppose I took it for granted in the past.
I’ve been checking in regularly with NASA on the web. I watched the launch live on NASA TV. I've checked out the videos of the mission. I've checked out some of the NASA Blogs. . I’ve also been reading up on all of the other current missions, some I had never heard of. I've even downloaded some new NASA apps. I've learned that boiling fluid behaves differently in space than on Earth. I've learned about Robonaut. There is enough stuff at the NASA website to keep a person busy for weeks!
Don’t worry about our Space Program. This is the last of the Shuttle launches, and although we are not sending any humans out there for a while, there is still a lot going on out in space. There is still a lot of science being done and a lot to be learned about our Solar System and beyond. I don’t pretend to understand half of it, but I am fascinated, and proud of the curious and brilliant minds at NASA and JPL.