Space shuttle Atlantis docked with the international space station yesterday. Today astronauts completed a space walk to install a new antenna. The astronauts also grabbed the mini research module with the shuttle's robotic arm.
It's amazing to think how far the space program has come in fifty years. We started with a dog in space (see our Thursday, November 19, 2009, post). John Glenn was the first American to orbit earth. The Apollo missions took us to the moon. The space shuttle has helped us complete the international space station.
As the shuttles retire, we can look to the future and wonder... what's next? I'm excited to see where we go from here!
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