What if something happened to the Shuttle. Like I said, God forbid; but what if the shuttle exploded? What would happen to the program? Please don't hate me for asking this question. I'm still a stupid kid. But I'm just interested. I know that NASA is doing every single thing to keep the Shuttle and it's crew alive. But let's face it; the shuttle is over 20 years old, it's on life support so to speak. But hat's of to it's engineers. That thing is one hell of a master-piece. I would love to see all 3 of the Shuttle's make it to their bitter end. Hang on there guys! 1 more year!