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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:46 PM

NASA Observes Day of Remembrance Feb. 1

WASHINGTON -- 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 ...

... On January 27, 1967, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee were killed in the Apollo 1 fire during a launch pad test. On January 28, 1986, Greg Jarvis, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Michael Smith, Dick Scobee and Christa McAuliffe were killed when the space shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds into its flight. On February 1, 2003, Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, KD5ESI, David Brown, KC5ZTC, Laurel Clark, KC5ZSU, and Ilan Ramon -- were killed when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated ...

NASA to Honor Fallen Astronauts this Friday

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