Friday, July 08, 2011

From liftoff to MECO... the last shuttle mission

and from Jordin Kare and S.J. Tucker:

...Then two decades from Gagarin, twenty years to the day
Came a shuttle named Columbia to open up the way
And they said she’s just a truck, but she’s a truck that’s aimin’ high
See her big jets burnin’. See her fire in the sky

Yet the gods do not give lightly of the powers they have made
And with Challenger and seven, once again the price is paid
Though our nation watched her falling, yet a world could only cry
As they passed from us to glory, riding fire in the sky

Now the rest is up to us. There’s a future to be won
We must turn our faces outward. We will do what must be done
For no cradle lasts forever, every bird must learn to fly
And we’re goin’ to the stars. See our fire in the sky
Yes, we’re going to the stars. See our fire in the sky

We've got to get off the rock.. otherwise, what's the damn point.