NASA, May 2011      Space Shuttles' flights ended!

Not quite true. At least one, space shuttle SS44s,* remains still available start to flight anytime.
In March 2014 SS44s urgently orbits planet Earth and crew puts itself into artificial hibernation. 
In May 2048, crew wakes up after 34 years of deep sleep and reveals that meanwhile planet Earth disappeared.
* A Rocket Named DESIRE