At approximately 8pm last night (AEST), the Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre for the final time.
The 14-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was the 135th and final mission in the 30 year Space Shuttle Program, in which the shuttles:
- Launched more than 300 astronauts into space.
- Completed more than 20,000 orbits of Earth.
- Docked at the ISS 35 times.
Read our coverage of the end of the Shuttle era here.
In the meantime, enjoy this selection of stunning photography from the Shuttle era: