The Space Shuttle Atlantis embarked on the final voyage of the Space Shuttle program today, and in tribute to the three decades of shuttle launches, NPR put together a nice video commemorating the program with highlights of launches and missions from the past 30 years. Space travel is a given now, even with the future of the program in limbo after decommissioning the Space Shuttles, but videos of launchings are still awe-inspiring.

A Blast From The Past: Shuttle Through The Decades from NPR on Vimeo.