The last space shuttle launch was today. I watched 2001 A Space Odyssey a few days ago, and it really bothered me. There's no reason we couldn't be at that level of technology if we had kept up with our space program, and now our space program is basically over. NASA will have no more manned flights. It will be the Chinese who return to the moon and land on Mars. Just another symptom of how the US has become a third world country with no vision for the future.