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2013-01-29 08:36:55

NASA will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Feb. 1, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident. NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Flags across the agency will be flown at half-staff in their memory. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other NASA...

2011-01-27 06:45:00

January 28 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle accident. At 9:00 a.m. EST, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation will hold a remembrance service honoring the STS-51L crew members at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. NASA-TV will provide live coverage of the event, which will take place at the visitor complex's Space Mirror memorial. Speakers at the event will include Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations; June Scobee...

2011-01-24 12:48:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will lay a wreath at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at 10 a.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 27, to commemorate the agency's National Day of Remembrance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA has an agency-wide Day of Remembrance every January to honor the fallen crews of Apollo 1, space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, and all of...

2008-02-01 16:20:00

Family and friends of the Columbia astronauts gathered at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida today to pay tribute to the seven fliers who perished five years ago when their space ship broke apart as it descended to Earth. The Feb. 1, 2003 breakup of Columbia, which was 16 minutes from reaching the runway at the Florida shuttleport, rained debris across East Texas. Under a sunlit sky early today, some of those closest to the Columbia astronauts gathered at the Space Mirror Memorial, a...

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