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.
~ Italo Calvino (October 15, 1923 - September 19, 1985)