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8 May 2009
NASA's Most Difficult and Perhaps Most Important Shuttle Mission
When I was young, if you were an Astronaut, you were famous. Everyone knew what you looked like. Not so anymore. The public fascination with space waned after the Moon landing and it has not recovered. These days, the only way an Astronaut gets famous, is if he dies or gets caught in a sordid love triangle. Astronauts are not household names anymore. Some of the reasons for this may be the …