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Turning the Page to the Next Chapter of Human Spaceflight - Part 5

From the blog post:

As I was ready to leave Atlantis’ payload bay, I knew that it was the last time anyone would do this. Emotion hit as I thought about the thousands of people who have designed, built, maintained, managed and loved these amazing flying machines. … See the full post.

Ron, As a young man with dreams about adventures in space, I want you to know that you inspire and fuel my desires with posts like this. I hope you're having fun up there, man. Jeff

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What a tremendous recount of your "stellar" activities! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your blogs thus far. My biggest concern isn't the Space Program but who will pick-up the slack after you return home? Thanks again!

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Thank you Ron, these accounts are breathtaking. I also wonder who will pick up the slack once you are earth side, although i hope you continue to post earth side training/duties.

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It's a bit poignant to read your blogpost while watching the Russian spacewalkers on NASA TV with English translations. Global partnership means sharing the tasks to keep Space Station well-maintained. Thanks for sharing your point of view. Your passion for communicating the drama and magic of space makes my job easy!! We love your home movies from space!! Can't get enough! :)

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It is something Americans will have to get used to - We're no longer the nation that breaks ground, discovers the latest innovations. We have lost our edge. I think the end of the shuttle program is a small item on a long list of indicators demonstrating the decline of America.

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Great , such a wonderful post . Thank you RON. I wish you all the best.keep going.

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Looking at those pictures makes me jealous and proud all at the same time. Like you, I grew up in the space race which fueled my dream to fly. Your documentation of space will be the encouragement for the next generation to explore space. As for those who say America is in decline, remember they said the same thing in the late 50’s when the Space race started and again after the Apollo Mission.

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Wow, the views are absolutely fantastic! When the space project first began, we "earthbound" creatures only knew what we saw in the "Buck Rogers" movies. Who knew then what we know now. All the more reason to work hard to keep our environment safe.

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Awesome experience, Ron. It was a real pleasure for me to repeatedly read your recent entries on behind the scenes of STS-135. I'm assistant managing editor at "Aseman-e Shab" (meaning "night sky" in Persian language), which is the only Middle Eastern astronomical magazine, publishing in Persian. I leave this comment to firstly thank you so much for sharing such amazing experiences at orbit with us here on earth, and secondly to ask you for permission to translate and publish all the five sections of "Turning the page to the next chapter of human spaceflight" in our September issue. Any general words of wisdom for our readers in various countries (including Iran, Afghanistan, iraq and etc.) is also appreciated. Thanks again. - Ehsan

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Awesome Ron. Like the spectrum of colours in the sun rise that you and Mike watched and shared together.

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