The national UK Sunday newspaper, associated with the Guardian, the Observer, has an article today about the history of the Shuttle, that contains a number of statements that surprise me. I'll let you read it: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...covery-mission
and I'll look forward to comments from the informed.
PS I misquoted the article in the title. Should be, "an old space bus that long ago served its purpose."