Instagram pic by yours truly

I hope you all watched the launch of mission STS 134 earlier. Watching it live over the web (with obligatory twitter accompaniment) was oddly nerve-wracking and exhilerating. I'm now very excited (and a little sad) about the final, final Shuttle launch on 12 July. It bugs me that some people are completely apathetic about these things: it's a SPACESHIP full of SPACEMEN going into SPACE, for crying out loud! As I've said before: we are science fiction, and we shouldn't take that for granted.