Does the Last Shuttle Flight Mark the End of an Age of Optimism?

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NASA's last shuttle is on its way to the International Space Station. We look back at 30 years of technological history and ask if a powerful American dream has also come to an end.  Also, the latest unemployment numbers provide grim job creation news, and Prime Minister David Cameron and the scandal over Rupert Murdoch's News of the World.

Banner image: Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad for the final space shuttle mission. Photo by NASA TV