Thursday, July 7, 2011

NASA Closes a Chapter... while the Los Alamos Fire is Seen from Space

NASA is in transition, no longer reaching for the heavens. Tomorrow's lift-off marks the last mission for the Space Shuttle program.

Meanwhile, here's a snapshot taken from the Space Station on June 28th of the wild fires encroaching on the Los Alamos nuclear lab. I'm awaiting the photographer's identification. I understand he commented: "Looks a little smokey down there."

Indeed. And we look a little tiny. Sometimes it's good we are reminded. But we also need to reach for those heavens.

More about the end of the Space Shuttle program HERE.