The Most Memorable Space Shuttle Missions Ever

 Space Transportation System (STS), built upon the legacy of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs with a goal of developing the first reusable spacecraft

Five space-worthy shuttles were constructed and together they completed a total of 135 missions to low Earth orbit between 1981 and 2011

the archives note that the shuttle program was responsible for carrying out scientific experiments in microgravity,

Each of the shuttle's missions were the result of countless scientists, engineers, and explorers pushing the boundaries of human capabilities

The legacy of the shuttle program lives on at the International Space Station

 the development of newer reusable crafts like SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets and Crew Dragon spacecraft

While each of those missions and the astronauts who flew them deserve their place in the history of human exploration

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