Clearing the Browser Tabs – Space Shuttle Saturday Edition

| January 29, 2011 | 2 Replies

Yesterday was the 25th Anniversary of the Challenger explosion. I didn’t write about it, even though I watched it happen live on television because I feel a lot like Moe Lane does and I don’t think you should be subjected to more than one righteous rant from me a week. On that terrible day in 1986, our manned spaceflight program suffered a mortal wound from which it never recovered until President Obama delivered the coup de grace this year when he finally put it out of its misery. As I told a group of people a couple weekend ago, in my lifetime astronauts have gone from heroic gunslingers of the heavens to cargo haulers to hobos who have to bum rides from the Russians or Europeans.

Perhaps the only good thing that came of the disaster was this speech by Ronald Reagan, who reminds us again today that we deserve a President with vision and heft.

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