While the investigations into the loss of the Space Shuttle continue, some argue that the Shuttle itself should be scrapped,
The space shuttle is impressive in technical terms, but in financial terms and safety terms no project has done more harm to space exploration. [Source: Time.Com]
For me, the most compelling story in the media today is from BBC News who have the text of an e-mail from shuttle victim Laurel Clark.
I feel blessed to be here representing our country and carrying out the research of scientists around the world. All of the experiments have accomplished most of their goals despite the inevitable hiccups that occur when such a complicated undertaking is undertaken. [Source: BBC News]