All good spaceships must come to an end. Take a last look through these photos of the retired Space Shuttle Atlantis, which undertook 33 missions between the years of 1985 to 2011.
Among its accomplishments are that it was the 1st shuttle to launch an interplanetary probe, it launched the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, and it also made several vital trips in the construction of the International Space Station.
Great retro controls!
[via CollectSpace.com]Tags: Atlantis, CGRO, ISS, Photography, Space Shuttle