Today Discovery, heading to her tomb in Washington, touched down safely at Dulles Airport on the back of the 747.
Today in 1970 the stricken Odyssey of the Apollo 13 Moon mission splashed down safely on the back of courage, ingenuity and millions of prayers.
Apollo 13 was followed by other missions and programs and a bolstered sense of accomplishment.
Discovery will be followed by… ?
Apollo 13 was a sign of how we can pull victory from disaster’s closing jaws.
Discovery, because nothing replaces her, is a sign of how this administration is snatching disaster from the jaws of victory.