Endeavour has landed (for the last time)
The space shuttle Endeavour has made it’s final landing. On it’s last mission, it carried out the final four spacewalks in the shuttle’s history, and helped to install a detector to meaure the effect of high-energy particles that bombard the earth.
NASA is winding down the shuttle programme because it is too expensive, and they are turning to the private sector for help with replacements. That said, they themselves have an idea for what comes next, which is supposed to take astronauts to places like asteroids. Off the top of my head, there’s apparently a book where an asteroid is used as a spaceship – it’s called “Eon”, by Greg Bear. Has anyone read it?