I just watched on CNN the last space shuttle flight in American history land safely. Atlantis was the final orbiter to make a space flight.
My dad worked on the space program in the 1960's. He was a quality control inspector for Rocketdyne who made the engines for the Apollo space missions.
The first space shuttle flight was in April of 1981. I was a sophomore in high school. The last one touched down just over 30 years later.
Now I feel old.