Interesting watching the space shuttle Discovery land through the eye of infrared cameras this morning. Even more interesting, though, is how, after almost 100 flights in 24 years, the NASA spin has moved the shuttle from a workhorse to an “experimental space vehicle.” Even with that status accorded it, let’s hope the grounding of the fleet is short-lived.
We believe in what we’re doing. Now it’s time to go.
Eileen Collins, Discovery commander