Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Remember the magic?

I remember the excitement of space travel, the awe of those first launches and the thrill of watching a man land on the moon. But the thrill is gone, as they say, for most people. Today, NASA struggles to justify its existence and the future of space exploration remains uncertain.

That's why I recommend that you take a look at The Big Picture this week. They've got a bunch of photos from the Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. If you need a good reason to justify spending money in space, look no further than the Hubble. We've all marvelled at those amazing images that we've seen over the years. I really hope this repair mission works.

The pictures of the mission are outstanding. You can't look at them, especially on a large screen, and not feel that old magic rising up again.

Go ahead, take a look and see if you don't agree. It may not make financial sense, but there's a lot to be said for being breathtaking as a reason for doing something.

Here's the link.

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