Thomas Reiter

STS-121

“The Space Shuttle – one of the first reusable space vehicles – will soon be part of space history. Its size and capability to transport humans and cargo to and from space has not been exceeded. It will remain clear in the hearts of all astronauts, and all those who are maintaining a vision for future human spaceflight, as a source of inspiration. This alone would have justified its existence. And I have no doubt that its legacy will be revived in future developments.”

Last update: 30 June 2011

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