Originally Posted by tinlizzie
Re the relocation of the Shuttle - I feel very curmudgeonly say so, but that seems to me like a gigantic waste of money, especially these days. I'd rather they kept the shuttles in Houston or the Cape and let people go to them.
2nd thought, the Shuttle on top of the jet reminded me of a London double-decker bus.
This old song sort of sums up my feelings about the end of the space race and America's current situation "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," lyrics by Yip Harburg, music by Jay Gorney (1931)
Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick, and rivet, and lime;
Once I built a tower, now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
It's time to wake up America!