It was bittersweet watching the space shuttle land in Houston today, for one last time.
The shuttle program has been a part of my history. I remember the excitement of watching the shuttle launches in class and at home. I remember the terrible Challenger and Columbia disasters. And it was sad when the program was retired. I know they outlasted their original timeline, but still.
Even more sad, after the many years of work JSC put into NASA, Houston, Space City, was not deemed important enough to house one of the actual shuttles. All we get is a replica.
So we say farewell to a piece of history. It's amazing how far we've come.