I had very mixed emotions about the STS (aka "space shuttle") program ending, so I made a little sketch/montage to capture them. I was inspired by Lykke Li's "Sadness is a Blessing," (and the final image from Life magazine) which seemed to fit perfectly.
I borrowed everything in the video except for the shots of the Columbia mural, which are original. This was intended as a personal/experimental "sketch" that I just wanted to share, with no intention of ripping anyone off, or making any money off of it. If it connects with you, I'd love to hear about it.
Source material (as much as I can remember/pull out of my browser history):
NASA (public domain)
Shuttle plans regmedia.co.uk/2008/12/18/shuttle_plans.jpg
Black and white shuttle photography washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/the-space-shuttle-1981-2011/...
Various shuttle photos
Final image, from Life Magazine:
People watching last launch
Guys looking at shuttle model