NASA's Annual Day of Remembrance Postponed

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NASA's annual Day of Remembrance reminds us to reflect on not just the sacrifices that have been made by our fallen family, friends, and co-workers, but also to remind us of our core values of safety, integrity, and teamwork as we carry out our history-making missions.

Unfortunately, most of our NASA family are on furlough and we recognize your participation in many of the Day of Remembrance activities would be a challenge. As a result, we have decided to delay our observance until we are all able to come together as a family to remember our fallen astronauts and those who have given their life in pursuit of exploration.

An updated time for our commemoration has not yet been selected, but we will make this a priority once the furlough is over and everyone is back to work.

I want to thank you for your service and dedication. As we work to venture beyond Earth it is important to recognize the rewards, the challenges, and the hazards of human spaceflight. We have opportunities every day to remember the courageous men and women who dedicated their lives to exploration and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Let us keep them in our hearts and minds as we strive to be better each day and build on our successes, and look to those we honor during our Day of Remembrance as courageous and model explorers.

I hope to see you back at work very soon. Again, thank you for your service and dedication during this challenging time.

Ad astra,

Jim Bridenstine

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