The end of Endeavour

johnboy 22 May 2011 7

Endeavour over Canberra

John Lafferty has sent in this poignant shot taken just outside of Canberra at The Angle with this note:

The space shuttle Endeavour is on its last flight and currently docked with the ISS. Due to the cloud arriving early Sunday morning this is most likely the last time we will see this shuttle. This is also the second last flight of any shuttle. Sad to see them go.

From a macro-historical point of view it’s worth noting this is also the end of American crewed space flight. Something to think back to when we watch chinese boots land on Mars in the future.


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Brindabella Brindabella 7:26 pm 22 May 11

RedDogInCan said :

“Something to think back to when we watch chinese boots land on Mars in the future.”

FFS Johnboy, get off your elitist Westerns high horse. If anyone sets foot on Mars, they will be a human being irrespective of which country they took off from.

Gotta agree with that. Nationalism is ugly.

urchin urchin 6:58 pm 22 May 11

RedDogInCan said :

“Something to think back to when we watch chinese boots land on Mars in the future.”

FFS Johnboy, get off your elitist Westerns high horse. If anyone sets foot on Mars, they will be a human being irrespective of which country they took off from.

meh, no matter who sets foot on mars, the boots will be made in malaysia.

nice pic, john – ty

Deref Deref 4:19 pm 22 May 11

😀 Great shot, John!

Deckard Deckard 3:39 pm 22 May 11

Nice photo by the way. 5.24 Tuesday night for another good viewing if it’s clear.
It’s also worth seeing them after they separate so you’ll get two bright stars right next to each other travelling across the sky.

Deckard Deckard 3:33 pm 22 May 11

RedDogInCan said :

FFS Johnboy, get off your elitist Westerns high horse. If anyone sets foot on Mars, they will be a human being irrespective of which country they took off from.

You haven’t been around here long have you??

Still, I’m sure the Americans will have something to say about those ‘commie’ boots on the moon and the space race will be back on within about a decade.

johnboy johnboy 3:14 pm 22 May 11

RedDogInCan said :

“Something to think back to when we watch chinese boots land on Mars in the future.”

FFS Johnboy, get off your elitist Westerns high horse. If anyone sets foot on Mars, they will be a human being irrespective of which country they took off from.

Actually that’s kind of what I’m getting at. But you’ve completely forgotten the reptoids… excellent…

RedDogInCan RedDogInCan 2:46 pm 22 May 11

“Something to think back to when we watch chinese boots land on Mars in the future.”

FFS Johnboy, get off your elitist Westerns high horse. If anyone sets foot on Mars, they will be a human being irrespective of which country they took off from.

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