Space: The Final Frontier. Still.

A selection of Neil deGrasse Tyson's tweets on the day of the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Apollo in 1969. Shuttle in 1981. Nothing in 2011. Our space program would look awesome to anyone living backwards thru time.

Neil deGrasse Tyson The entire half-century budget of NASA equals the current two year budget of the US military.

Neil deGrasse Tyson The US military spends as much in 23 days as NASA spends in a year - and that's when we're not fighting a war.

Neil deGrasse Tyson The US bank bailout exceeded the half-century lifetime budget of NASA.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Just an FYI: Human access to space doesn't end with the Shuttle era, only American access. China and Russia still go there.

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