The Space Shuttle Atlantis landed successfully at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida at 05:56 (10:56 BST ) today, bringing the 30 year Shuttle Programme to a close. It was the 135th flight in shuttle history and comes 50 years to the day that astronaut Gus Grissom became the 2nd American in space aboard Liberty Bell 7.
The first Shuttle flew in April 1981. Interestingly 30 years before this everybody in the 1951 Club touched down on planet Earth. And here we all are another 30 years on wondering where we go from here!