There has been a lot of critique about the program. Many even calling it a failure highlighting the fact that it had astronomic costs and did not create a robust space travel industry.
If it was indeed a failure, we can all learn a LOT from the Discovery program (after all, we think it’s good to learn from failing). This shuttle should serve as a constant reminder to always:
- Dream BIG
- Inspire the MASSES
- Innovated ENDLESSLY
So if you want to call it a failure, at least call it a magnificent failure that delivered innovation and inspiration to thousands around the world, and developed amazing technologies and products used around the world to accelerate progress.
There has been talk that maybe NASA “shot too high”. I disagree… Maybe it didn’t shoot high enough…