Friday, September 19, 2008

A Shuttle 2-fer


Florida Today posted this cool photo of two Shuttles on their pads. This hasn't happened since 2001 and, as noted, probably will never happen again. Endeavour is being readied should the Atlantis sustain damaged during its upcoming mission to repair the HST. NASA seems to be taking extra precautions on this highly visible, difficult, and controversial mission. The risk of foam damage notwithstanding, the mission also has a greater-than-normal risk due to space junk.