The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off into space on Friday for the final time meaning that as of right now, the US doesn't have the ability to send people into space. Personally, I think that is pretty sad. Politicians have said that NASA's budget is just too high and going to the moon just isn't worth it. NASA says that they will continue exploring though. According to FOX News:

The agency is ending its 30-year space shuttle program to focus on space exploration to destinations deeper in space, such as an asteroid or Mars. As with the two other orbiters in NASA's shuttle fleet, Atlantis will be retired for good following the end of its STS-135 flight.

Is the US doing the right thing by ending the shuttle program? Is it worth the money? Or did they do the right thing by pulling the plug? Let us know in today's LFN Poll of the Day.