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Question of the Day: Space Shuttle Program

The daily question that asks what’s on the minds of Mineola residents.

As the space shuttle Atlantis docks with the International Space Station for the final time, we can’t help but be a little nostalgic for the 30-year program. Yes the United States will –or may – have a new vehicle in a few years, but there’s nothing to fill the gap.

For today’s “Question of the Day,” a feature you will see on this site daily, we're asking you, the experts on your community, to tell us what you think of the decision to stop the space shuttle program.

How do you feel about spaceflight? What about Astronauts having to use Russian rockets to get into space from now until the new program? Should the program have been extended until the new vehicle is ready?

Let us know in the comments.

Carmine Festa July 12, 2011 at 02:12 AM
I remember following space exploration when I was a student in the 1960s. Space exploration has had many benefits as well from weather satellites, MRIs, computer technology etc. We should plan to go to Mars thru NASA and other countries and let private industry develop low orbit transportation.

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