If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
~ Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 - November 17, 1992)
This mission was supposed to be the beginning of the end for the shuttle, not the beginning of another round of upgrades. The history of the shuttle has, unfortunately, always been that the upgrades and operational costs have eaten up the money that was supposed to be the seed corn for new expeditions.
A good heart is the sun and the moon; or, rather, the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes.
~ William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616)