Mike Moses, Mission Management Team chair & Space Shuttle Launch Integration manager (left) congratulates shuttle launch director, Mike Leinbach during the STS-135 Post-launch News Conference.   With this final mission, the Space Shuttle's 30 year career as the world's first reusable spacecraft will come to an end as NASA begins the transition to a new heavy lift rocket system to launch our astronauts beyond low Earth orbit. 
   Mike Lynaugh

July 8, 2011 - Mike Moses, Mission Management Team chair & Space Shuttle Launch Integration manager (left) congratulates shuttle launch director, Mike Leinbach during the STS-135 Post-launch News Conference. With this final mission, the Space Shuttle's 30 year career as the world's first reusable spacecraft will come to an end as NASA begins the transition to a new heavy lift rocket system to launch our astronauts beyond low Earth orbit.

Mike Lynaugh