Friday, December 28, 2007

In spite of all the accomplishments of our Space Program this year.....

We have a probe in orbit around Saturn photographing new wonders and maping the terrain of Titan, a moon with an atmosphere filled with organics and the possibility of new life. New Horizons encountered Jupiter en route to Pluto, where it will arrive in about 6 or 7 years, providing us with the first views we will get of the planet. Probably the only ones we will get in our lifetime. MESSENGER will be encountering Mercury next month and maping terrain we have never seen before. The Space Shuttle has had a banner year on its route to retirement in two years. The only drawback was its missing the December 6 launch. Other than that, the timetable went like clockwork. However, all the public will remember of the Space Program this year is that one "astronauty" went crazy and tried to kill her rival in a love affair.

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