As I'm sure many of you know, the Space Shuttle Discovery made its final voyage to the Smithsonian, and landed at Dulles International Airport this morning. I know there are a lot of fellow Wolverines in the DC metro area who were able to see its victory lap (it passed right by my office building twice!), but I thought I'd share with the mgocommunity how truly amazing it was to see a bunch of adults acting like children. The entire city, residents and tourists alike, froze and ran to rooftops to witness the orbiter riding piggyback on a 747 at 1500ft.
Obviously we're at an interesting point in terms of the shape of America's civilian space program in the future, but it was awesome to see the overwhelming enthusiasm and support that still exists for our continued exploration of outer space.