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Last Frontier by Merystic Last Frontier by Merystic
Today was NASA's final shuttle launch ever. It's kind of the end of an era. Beautiful and a bit poignant to watch.

This is a pic both to commemorate the event, and also is a gift for :iconrapier4:, who dreamed as a child (and still dreams) in awe of visiting space. I can't give him that, but I can give him art of it.

I'm the man on the mars
With the eyes on the stars
I left you behind me
On my way to the other sea
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:iconaskinnywhiteguy:
Well, now there's SpaceX. I suppose his dreams aren't crushed after all...
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:iconthatartisticmofo:
Rapier4, how interesting to see you off xbox live, lol. Huh, you guys are the only two that I know who have DA accounts
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Dragon-Dudette Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite an era it was, too. This is a lovely gift as well as commemoration. :heart:
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KevinRollins Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well...I guess we need another Space Race. How about Mars this time?
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TheAntimonyElement Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing, and a truly beautiful tribute to the space shuttle program. I did an internship at Johnson Space Center last summer, and I can tell you that no matter how lost NASA is now, with the end of shuttle and no Constellation to look forward to...well. NASA will survive. It's too important, too integral to the nation not to. It's our future, and it's something we can't afford to lose.

Anyway, really beautiful. :)
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:icontalakyo:
This is an awesome picture and a great reminder of what was forcefully ended. This is a great tribute, I always wanted to go to into space and do the NASA Space Camp. One day when I have enough money I guess will be the only way to see space ;-; unless a future president decides to recommission the space program
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SilverFlight Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing work Merystic.
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Viator-Defessus Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice job on this.
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Jerepasaurus Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know they werent doing any more missions. I just thought they were going to decommission the OLD SHUTTLE.
:icongwahplz: ;_______;
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