The fact that this image is REAL, and NOT photoshopped, is a testament to our ingenuity and achievements as a species.
As the shuttle program comes to a close, with no solid plans in place for a replacement program, I’m saddened by the fact that we seem to have lost interest as a country in the advancements being made in space exploration.
Talk to any professional in the field, and they’ll tell you that the future survival of the human race is 100% dependent on deep space exploration and colonization. It’s just one of those, “We’ll let the future worry about the future” things.
C’mon, people. It’s SPACE. Get into it.
Oh, and PS. It cost the U.S. one BILLION dollars more than NASA’s entire budget to provide AIR CONDITIONING to the armed forces serving in the middle east.
(photo/info source: Cracked.com)