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With the retiring of the space shuttle, comics also lose one of their favourite real life technologies, which can be seen to compare to superheroism in certain ways. Heroes have saved it from destruction (such as Superman in Superman Returns), piloted it (when Wonder Woman was in NASA in the silver age) or rendezvoused with it in space (a story from the Justice League comes to mind.) The space shuttle has been one area which has been a real world application of keeping up with the fantastical concepts from stories. Since the golden age of comics, space vehicles were constantly being shown for characters to venture beyond the confines of our planet into outer space. The space shuttle was the first of such real life vehicles that made these fantastical dreams more of a reality. it is now being retired, one of the fleet sure to be put on display in Washington or Cape Canaveral. Their contribution to humanity is significant and ventured into outer space in comics will seem just a little less real now .