Wed, Jan 28, 2009
Public Invited To Wreath-Laying At Space Mirror
NASA's Kennedy Space Center 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
observance on January 29.
The general public is invited to a wreath-laying at 9:30 am EST
at the Space Mirror Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor
Complex. Kennedy Center Director and former astronaut Bob Cabana
will take part in the ceremony.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will provide flowers
for visitors throughout the day to place at the memorial. Kennedy
contractors and civil servants will be allowed access to the Space
Mirror Memorial throughout the day to pay their respects.
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation, a private, not-for-profit
organization, built and maintains the Space Mirror Memorial. It was
dedicated in 1991 to honor all astronauts who lost their lives on
missions, or during training, and since has been designated a
National Memorial by Congress.
NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who
lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and
This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Apollo 1 launch pad
disaster, the 23rd year since the Challenger explosion, and the
sixth anniversary of the loss of the shuttle Columbia... which, in
a cruel note of irony, all occurred within five calendar days of
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