The Last Transport Is Away

Space Shuttle PatchToday’s successful launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis marked the final American Space Shuttle Mission (STS-135) and the end of the Space Shuttle Program.   After thirty years and one hundred thirty-five launches, the dream is over.  So far there is no official replacement program for launching people and materiel into space.  With the American Empire already in a steady decline, it’s a real possibility that no replacement program will ever come about.

I remember when I was a kid and shuttle launches were a big deal.  In school, the teacher would wheel in a TV and we’d interrupt the class to watch a launch.  Nowadays the “news” spends more time covering inane garbage that shouldn’t even be televised.  It’s like our society’s spirit has died and we, as a people, are just an empty husk.

Anyway, I’m glad I was able to catch the launch on NASA’s live web stream this morning.  I’m also glad everything went smoothly.  Good luck, brave spaceonauts aboard the Atlantis!



Final Space Shuttle Launch

More Camaro Pics

Got my Camaro detailed at RJNS Auto & Detailing earlier this week. Pretty impressed with the results. The interior was literally nicer than it was when I bought it.  Getting the detailing done was definitely worth the money.  It’s like getting a brand new car again.

I’ve taken the taillight bezels out to sand and re-paint, since I did a poor job the first time, but I had to take pictures while the car was still pristine:

I did not get around to putting in my new reverse lights this week like I thought I would.  I’m also still on the fence about debadging the “Camaro” from sides of the car.  We’ll see…