Still I'm a little sad that the program is coming to an end. Kids need to dream and with nobody venturing skyward (the oh-so-boring truck stop in space known as the ISS doesn't count) it'll be a little more difficult for them to see the future as a place of expanding horizons.
Here's video of that first Shuttle launch in April of 1981.
Learn more about the Shuttle program here.
NASA homepage here.