For another video of how the shuttle and its mother-ship 747 get connected, see the photo and clips from the Atlantic's video channel a few months ago.
Bigger point: OK, maybe Newt Gingrich is never going to be president, but I bet that some national leader could get us excited about big, ambitious moves into space again. Just a thought. Thanks to TMF and KCMVB.
UPDATE: From someone in downtown San Francisco just now.
Seriously, people like this stuff! Let's get America looking upward again. Thanks also to EBF.
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