Press Release

Kennedy Space Center Observes NASA Day of Remembrance Jan. 26

By SpaceRef Editor
January 18, 2017
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NASA 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 on Thursday, Jan. 26.

The ceremony also will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 tragedy and will be held at 10 a.m. EST at the Astronauts Memorial Foundation hall in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The ceremony will be carried live on NASA Television. 

A wreath laying will follow the ceremony onsite, at the Space Mirror Memorial. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will provide flowers for visitors to place at the memorial.

Media interested in covering the ceremony should contact Rebecca Shireman at 321-449-4273.

NASA’s Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization that built and maintains the Space Mirror Memorial. The mirror was dedicated in 1991 to honor all astronauts who lost their lives on missions or during training. It has been designated a National Memorial by Congress.

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