If you tuned in to NASA TV you got to see it live (Nasa.gov or Space.com), except for me since my P.O.S. Compaq decided to lock up at T-minus one-minute-forty

:::Insert sound of PC hitting every step in the stairwell:::

Too bad the mainstream press doesn’t give a damn about these events. Each and every one of these is a major engineering feat but, sadly, we take them for granted.

I’m still miffed that the first woman commander’s mission (one that actually had several major problems including a main engine failure) was buried by the press in favor of coverage of JFK’s spoiled son and his poor choice of a landing strip.

Sound off yourselves! What do you think about NASA’s current state, goals, and future? Should we spend more time going to the moon? Mars? Whatever!