In about ten minutes from this posting, the Space Shuttle Atlantis will launch from Kennedy for the final Space Shuttle mission ever. It’s the end of an era, and a sad day for space buffs. America will be hitchhikers into space now, hitching a ride on a Russian rocket to the ISS for the next few years.
NASA previously released a fourteen-minute video on the history of the shuttle narrated by Shatner, but they’ve extended that to a full two-hour documentary. What better way to follow today’s launch than by spending two hours listening to Captain Kirk talk about the shuttle?