The final decade of the Space Shuttle program saw 34 flights. The first launch in 2001 was STS-98 on February 7. On February 1, 2003, tragedy struck the Space Shuttle program for the second time. Shuttle Columbia, the oldest orbiter in the fleet, disintegrated during re-entry. A piece of foam insulation from the fuel tank broke off during launch and smashed into Columbia's left wing, creating a hole. This hole allowed hot gases to get inside the wing, destabilizing the vehicle. The fleet was grounded for 2 and a half years. Flights resumed with STS-114 on July 26, 2005. In 2011, the space shuttle program came to an end with the final flight of Atlantis on July 8, 2011. The remaining shuttle orbiters were retired and are now on display at museums around the country. Discovery was sent to the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. Endeavour now rests at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. Atlantis remains at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

STS-98 Mission Patch
STS-102 Mission Patch
STS-100 Mission Patch

STS-98

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: February 7, 2001

STS-102

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: March 8, 2001

STS-100

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: April 19, 2001
STS-104 Mission Patch
STS-105 Mission Patch
STS-108 Mission Patch

STS-104

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: July 12, 2001

STS-105

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: August 10, 2001

STS-108

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: December 5, 2001
STS-109 Mission Patch
STS-110 Mission Patch
STS-111 Mission Patch

STS-109

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: March 1, 2002

STS-110

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: April 8, 2002

STS-111

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: June 5, 2002
STS-112 Mission Patch
STS-113 Mission Patch
STS-107 Mission Patch

STS-112

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: October 7, 2002

STS-113

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: November 23, 2002

STS-107

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: January 16, 2003
Loss of Shuttle Columbia
STS-114 Mission Patch
STS-121 Mission Patch
STS-115 Mission Patch

STS-114

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: July 26, 2005

STS-121

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: July 4, 2006

STS-115

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: September 9, 2006
STS-116 Mission Patch
STS-117 Mission Patch
STS-118 Mission Patch

STS-116

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: December 9, 2006

STS-117

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: June 8, 2007

STS-118

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: August 8, 2007
STS-120 Mission Patch
STS-122 Mission Patch
STS-123 Mission Patch

STS-120

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: October 23, 2007

STS-122

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: February 7, 2008

STS-123

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: March 11, 2008
STS-124 Mission Patch
STS-126 Mission Patch
STS-119 Mission Patch

STS-124

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: May 31, 2008

STS-126

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: November 14, 2008

STS-119

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: March 15, 2009
STS-125 Mission Patch
STS-127 Mission Patch
STS-128 Mission Patch

STS-125

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: May 11, 2009

STS-127

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: July 15, 2009

STS-128

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: August 28, 2009
STS-129 Mission Patch
STS-130 Mission Patch
STS-131 Mission Patch

STS-129

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: November 16, 2009

STS-130

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: February 8, 2010

STS-131

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: April 5, 2010
STS-132 Mission Patch
STS-133 Mission Patch
STS-134 Mission Patch

STS-132

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: May 14, 2010

STS-133

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: February 24, 2011
Final Flight of Discovery

STS-134

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: May 16, 2011
Flight of Endeavour
STS-135 Mission Patch

STS-135

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: July 8, 2011
Final Flight of Atlantis
Final Flight of the Shuttle Program