The curtain officially closed on an era on the morning of July 21, 2011 when the Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at Kennedy Space Center, marking the end of the 135th and final mission for the iconic NASA Space Shuttle program in its 30 year history. The 1980’s was the last decade where people both young and old were really pumped up about space travel, and Space Shuttle launches and missions were extremely newsworthy events forty years ago. The Challenger disaster in January 1986 pretty much put paid to that public fascination, as it would be two and a half years before NASA flew another mission, and Americans realized during that moratorium that we could get by just fine without caring about sending a manned spacecraft into orbit… relegating Shuttle launches to the back pages and the middle of the newscast. I was honestly surprised myself to discover the Shuttle was still flying just eleven years ago…
I’d like to take this time to add that I’ve been slower than usual to respond to comments lately because of an issue I’ve been having with WordPress that apparently is isolated only to Firefox. I was unable to like or comment on some of the blogs I read beginning a couple weeks ago, and the little Notifications bell at the top right corner of my homepage stopped working. Then last week it hit my own blog, with The Nest refusing to recognize that I was logged in… leaving me unable to comment HERE! Yet, it works fine on my work phone… and I even held my nose and fired up Microsoft
Explorer Edge which also works perfectly fine. So whatever is going on, I hope the next Firefox update takes care of it, because I hate having to use two different browsers at the same time!
Alright, it’s Share Your World time! Questions provided, as always, by Melanie….
In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet?
The only place I can run Evil Squirrel’s Nest without getting thrown in jail…
Is true beauty subjective or objective?
Beauty, as with pretty much everything in life, is always in the eye of the beholder…
How many chickens would it take to kill an elephant?
However many it takes to fill a bucket from KFC. I’m pretty sure the toxic shit I got from there five weeks ago that liquidated my insides would have easily killed an elephant…
If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would your five-year-old self do first?
Notice that I managed to survive just fine without drinking that godawful fucking milk they tried to force on us in kindergarten, and would have thrown the next carton right in the teacher’s face!
What’s an aspect of your personality that you’re grateful for?
Could it possibly be my overactive, warped imagination?