Shuttle landings made easy

Whether it’s a money-sucking waste of time or a necessary vehicle to lay the groundwork for space exploration is a debate that will continue until the U.S. gets out of the space shuttle business five flights from now.

But for pure technological artistry, nothing beats today’s landing of the space shuttle on a perfect morning in Florida, as witnessed via NASA’s TV feed.

It’s all the more remarkable when you consider that this happened only a little more than 100 years ago.