STS-135: The End Of An Era
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:07PM
Jesse Zakshesky in Penny4NASA, Space, Space Advocates, Space Exploration

Exploratory spaceflight puts scientific ideas, scientific thinking, and scientific vocabulary in the public eye. It elevates the general level of intellectual inquiry. The idea that we’ve now understood something never grasped by anyone who ever lived before - that exhilaration, especially intense for the scientists involved, but perceptible to nearly everyone - propagates through the society, bounces off walls, and comes back at us." - Carl Sagan

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