The Headlines Read: Dec. 16 — NASA powered down the space shuttle Discovery for a final time Friday, more than 28 years after the agency’s retired fleet leader first came alive, the Discovery space transport vehicle was “unplugged” inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
With the official ending of the U.S. Manned Space Flight Program as we know it, many consider this a very dark day in the country’s history. For others, it is a tremendous savings of Tax Payers’ money. From now on, U.S. Astronauts will have to hitch a ride with other space traveling countries to visit the International Space Station, and/or to do anything else in orbit of the planet.
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