8 July 2011

The Space Shuttle Through the Decades

As we say farewell to the marvel of human engineering that was the space shuttle, it is time to reflect on the achievements of the missions that the shuttle undertook. Over three decades, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour flew more than 100 missions. NPR takes a look back at some of the momentous video that came out of NASA's space shuttle program. Thanks for the memories!

Below, the last Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-135 is launched from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Wow,