This Friday, the last Space Shuttle launch is scheduled to take Atlantis into space. I've written a lot about the Shuttle over the years, as well as about NASA, private space companies, and where I think we as the human race should be headed.
I put a lot of these thoughts together for an article in today's New York Post. Here's a screen grab of the first part:
As for my other articles on this, I listed and linked to them in a recent post about debating space exploration. My opinion changes here and there over time as more data come in, but I think you'll get a pretty good feel about what I think from those articles.