End of an era

Watching the various vids on the Discovery Space Shuttle heading for the Smithsonian, then reading a news item about a dud European satellite; I was given to wonder, with the shuttle program having flown their last missions, who can fix this one?

The only reusable shuttle currently in use is the X-37B, but that is unmanned. Like when the Apollo program ended, for some reason I can’t sidestep a certain wistfulness and feel that an opportunity is being missed.