What would you like to do?

Why is the space shuttle program ending?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

The space shuttle program is ending because we have lost our thirst for exploration and conquest. For one thing, there is no pressure from population growth; many nations around the world are challenged by the problem of not having enough workers. Their birth rates are low--below replacement level (Japan, all the Scandinavian countries, all the European countries, too many to list). There is no point to making space colonies if there are no longer enough middle class people on earth. It dulls the desire for it. For another thing, we have made fun the most important motivation for humans, especially sexual fun. This doesn't provide the platform for sacrifice, and space exploration requires that. Consider just for starters the real discomfort of living for prolonged periods of time in very small quarters. It takes a little saintliness, and we are losing that, as a standard, more every day. And why not, we are intent on killing religion and anything else that would interfere for one moment with the 'all fun all the time' avatar we've created for ourselves. For sacrifice to matter, you need some transcendent consequence. Secularism--atheism--tries to substitute bogus love for for mankind, for love for God, but that's because they haven't met the real mankind. Yet. They're very dumb. They forget so quickly what a mob can do.

We could reverse much of this is we'd give God a chance to rule our hearts and stop using birth control and permitting abortion. If we'd get married again. If we'd let women be women first, mothers and wives, and honor them for it, and love them for it. If we'd honor virtue again, instead of promoting weakness and indifference.

Advice lovingly given: get married and have kids, lots of them. Love each other madly. Go to a Catholic church restored from Vatican II, or if not that, please go to as conservative a church as you can, and make it a point to find out what conservative does and does not mean.

I'm willing to try to reverse our bad choices. Are you? When we regain our sense of mission and purpose, we'll do it. Please don't give up.

Space is out there just waiting for us! It's worth doing!
Thanks for the feedback!

When did the space shuttle program start?

The first flight for the Space Shuttle program took place on April  12, 1981, though the program officially began in 1972. There were  135 flights that took place before the

Why Apollo space program ended?

  It ended because the program had no money left. Public interest had declined after the initial moon landings and the government was thus no longer so keen on funding it.

Which of America's Space Shuttles have met tragic endings?

Columbia and Challenger   The Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its tenth  mission on January 28, 1986. All seven crew members on board were  killed i

How does a space shuttle get to space?

The first stage would be launch of course, which uses the main engines (three liquid fueled rockets) and the two Solid Rocket Boosters that are ignited right after the main en

What is a space shuttle?

The space shuttle is: A winged vehicle capable of space travel, a "spaceplane" as people may call it, yet it is sometimes referred to as a "flying brick" because it requires

Why should the government continue to finance the space shuttle program?

Yes, because the space shuttle was NASA's space transportation  system. It carried astronauts and cargo to and from Earth orbit.  The space shuttle carried as many as seven

Why did NASA stop space shuttle program?

President George W. Bush initiated the retirement of the Space Shuttle program. After Columbia's loss, the Shuttle was increasingly viewed as unsafe. Because it was also hugel

How fast is a space shuttle in the space?

The orbiter's velocity on orbit is approximately 25,405 feet per second (17,322 statute miles per hour). In order to return to earth, the shuttle fires its Orbital Manuevering

What propells the space shuttle in space?

  nothing, air causes drag and there is no air in space. a space shuttle when idling only uses small thrusters to keep it on track.

What are the roles of the space shuttle and the space station in the space program?

The ISS and shuttle programs were designed as a stepping stone to interplanetary travel. The programs test the ability of humans to endure long periods of exposure to living

Why was the space shuttle sent to space?

The space shuttle was developed because the weight of satellites or payload required huge rockets. The shuttle main claim to fame is that it was also reusable. The only thing

How does the space shuttle program differ from earlier space mission projects?

in a nutshell, the earlier space missions were to break the barrier of what we didnt know about space in general. sputnik, Apollo, Gemini, etc. they were all the 'first to be'

Where is the NASA space shuttle program located?

NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration's) Space Shuttle Program (SSP) has been retired following the end of the last space shuttle mission, STS-135 (Space Trans

What is a space shuttle what does it do?

A space shuttle is a reusable launch and orbital spacecraft. It was designed by NASA for human space flight. The space shuttle takes humans into space. It also can be used to

When did they shut down the NASA space shuttle program?

The last space shuttle mission was STS-135 (Space Transportation System 135) which landed at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) (runway) of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Space C