This is Atlantis, launching for the last time from Cape Canaveral, as two F-15E Strike Eagles watch from the distance. One of the most beautiful photos I’ve seen of a space shuttle launch. [Discover via Ruthless via Jalopnik]
wow. space is a long way up!
Concorde no longer flies, or the SR-71 and soon the space shuttle. They are all 30 or 40+ year old technologies that nothing has replaced. These advancements were big enough to carry people as a crew to somewhere. The new developments are nano, pahrmaco, micro, quantum. These are no doubt powerful. But not on a human scale I can point at or refer to in the same way. Is the size and dimensions of a human becoming irrelevant?