The History of the Space Shuttle

The Atlantic’s In Focus with Alan Taylor has a great selection of photographs covering the history of the Space Shuttle. Having lived for several years near Edwards AFB, I was lucky enough to see the Space Shuttle at various times both on the ground and in the sky. I hope that NASA continues where it left off and realizes that the true success of the Space Shuttle program was defined by radical ideas and experimentation.

(Via Shawn Blanc.)