I just had to post today about how sad I am to see that Houston and the NASA, Johnson Space Center was not chosen to receive one of the retired Space Shuttles when the Program ends this summer. What a tragedy for this area of Texas. With the end of Space Programs as we've known it for the last 4 decades, this area of Texas - Houston - loses a huge amount of work for it's residents. The fact that one of the Space Shuttles could retire here would have been a great boon for our economy, and would have created hundreds and hundreds of jobs for it's laid off space employees. This area will be devastated even more economically now. The Johnson Space Center area of Houston employed thousands, and thousands of employees. Now there is nothing! Why does New York get a Space Shuttle? Why, when New York has an economy that is so diverse, and Houston has a failing space economy, does New York get a Space Shuttle? I just don't get it! I am sick to death of politics playing a role in EVERYTHING these days. And this is so obviously politically motivated, in my honest opinion. I am very sad for this country.
Thanks for letting me rant.