THE SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT AND MANNED SPACE TRAVEL HAVE STOPPED | 2003-11-01
The Supersonic Transport (SST) made its last trip last week.
Again and again we hear the announcement, "The age of supersonic transport is over."
The last manned mission into space took place a generation ago. As one science fiction writer put it, "When I was a child I expected to be alive when the first man reached the moon. I never dreamed I would live to see the LAST man reach the moon."
For those who love to be hopeless, the end of the SST and the Manned Space program make good hopeless-ing material.