The Space Shuttle Discovery will launch today for a mission to the International Space Station and it’s times like this that we take a look at the advancements of space technology and, more importantly, the shuttle itself.

The space shuttle is one of mankind’s greatest achievements, sparking many different innovations and new, completable missions like the upcoming Space Shuttle Discovery launch adventure.

The space shuttle hasn’t stopped there, as it has inspired children’s toys, concept vehicles and even office furniture. Check it out!