Space Shuttle External Tank by Martin Marietta
Vintage Advertising / Promotional Photo ImageNot my usual software and programming post today, but still something from the science and technology field. I happened across an old advertising and promotional photograph of the Martin Marietta external fuel-tank for the Space Shuttle as I was cleaning out some old folders I had. So, I scanned it for all to see / share if anyone wants such a digital image.
|Space Shuttle External Tank by Martin Marietta company|
Yes, there are some neat technologies coming along from places like SpaceX and others, but regardless it seems that the USA really lost its ability to keep pushing the space-mission envelope over the past couple decades for lack of focus, funding, and/or a combination of things. I remember when I first received this space shuttle tank picture in the early 1980s -- and, at the time, I would have thought that by now (2013!) space-travel would have been nearly "routine" had we stuck with our pace of achievement. Oh well, I doubt I will ever be going to space as I had once hoped. And, I don't think Matt Damon's need to get to Elysium is going to be a scenario I face. lol
Well, enjoy the photo and here's hoping some neat new technological advancements get our space program back on track.
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