Praise Great Cthulhu for the Æthernet. Coming to think of it, computer-related technology is the domain of the tick-tock man, himself an avatar of Nyarlathotep. So let us praise Nyarlathotep for the internet:
. . . go out among men and find the ways thereof, that He in the Gulf may know. To Nyarlathotep, Mighty Messenger, must all things be told. And He shall put on the semblance of men, the waxen mask and the robe that hides, and come down from the world of Seven Suns to mock. . . .
But back on topic: I was unable to watch the complete end of Atlantis’ final mission due to time-difference and the fact I was at work. I cought a few glimpses at the BBC stream, though. Now I am delighted to find the final video of the mission on NASA’s Youtube channel, just as I expected and I am happy to be able to share it with you:
“A ship like no other, its place in history secured.”
“Mission complete, Huston, after serving the world for over 30 years.”
I guess most of you wish just like I do that there should be a successor now, a second generation Space Shuttle. Let us hope there will be a budget for it in the future and let us hope NASA gets a slice of the military budget.