9 July 2011
Last updated at 17:02
Discovery's last launch: "I remember waiting for news of the first shuttle launch as an excited 12-year-old. Fast forward nearly 30 years and that same exited 'boy' stood on the Nasa causeway and watched in awe as Discovery launched for the last time" said Gareth Lloyd.
Barbara DuPont: "This is my picture of Discovery. The fumes released by the shuttle during lift off are so toxic."
Wendy Keighley: "I live in Cocoa, Florida, about 15 miles from the Kennedy Space Center. This was an early morning launch, the sun can be seen illuminating the contrail."
James West: "I was waiting for the shuttle and space station to fly over together (a rare event at any one location) and set up one camera with a zoom lens and another with a wide angle lens."
Gary Mead took this photo of the Enterprise shuttle: "It was on a visit to Washington, my wife and I visited the Smithsonian Air and space museum. If you look closely you may notice the leading edge of the wing has been removed. This was because the photo was taken shortly after the Columbia Accident."
Endeavour's last launch. This photo was taken by Dave Eaton: "I flew from London to Detroit, then from Detroit to Miami, I drove four hours through the night with two hours sleep. All for 10 seconds, but it was absolutely worth it...
...I was about nine miles away on a newly built and elevated bridge. Wow what an experience, 300,000 people and an electric atmosphere." Photo: Dave Eaton
Dr Anna Leahy took this photo of the astronauts, in their orange flight suits, as they walked out to the astrovan, before the final Atlantis shuttle launch on Friday 8 July.
Blogger Ben Reed from adventureswithben.com was among the space fans watching and taking pictures just miles away from the launch site as Atlantis embarked on its epic journey.
E. Jon Ritchie was also among the spectators tweeting at the event. He said space fans had no hesitation stopping on the roads just outside the launch site to see a piece of history being made. Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org for terms and conditions www.bbc.co.uk/terms