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Robert Pearlman
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Administrator O'Keefe will host NASA's Day of Remembrance Ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2 pm EST at NASA Headquarters. This event, which will be broadcast on NASA-TV, honors those who have given their lives in the cause of exploration and discovery. NASA's Day of Remembrance was created last year to honor the brave astronauts who were lost during the Apollo 1 fire, Challenger launch and Columbia reentry. This year's event also memorializes the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees who died in a tragic vanpool accident in December.

NASA Centers will conduct a variety of activities:

  • At the Glenn Research Center a wreath will be placed at the base of the astronaut memorial wall in the lobby of the Visitor Center.

  • At the Stennis Space Center a wreath will be placed at the Apollo/Challenger/Columbia mosaic memorial in StennisSphere, the visitor center at Stennis.

  • Marshall Space Flight Center will hang a Columbia memorial plaque in the lobby of the Headquarters Building.

  • At the Johnson Space Center as employees will gather in the mall area or at the flagpoles, bells will sound over the center wide PA system to represent the lost members of the NASA family. This will be followed by a moment of silence and a flyover in a missing man formation.

  • The Ames Research Center will conduct a memorial event in the Center's cafeteria. In the ceremony a moment of silence will be followed by remarks by Center Director G. Scott Hubbard about our remembrance of the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews and about what NASA has learned from the Columbia tragedy and will do in the future to enhance mission safety.

  • The Kennedy Space Center will observe a moment of silence at noon. Also, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, a public memorial service hosted by the Astronaut Memorial Foundation will be held in remembrance of the Columbia STS-107 Crew. The ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Space Mirror Memorial at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Robert Pearlman
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More about NASA HQ's Day of Remembrance program:
A Day of Remembrance observance honoring those members of the NASA Family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery will take place Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. from NASA Headquarters in Washington. It will be broadcast live on NASA TV and webcast on http://www.nasa.gov Administrator Sean O'Keefe encourages every member of the NASA Family to view this solemn event.

The Day of Remembrance program will feature remarks by the Expedition 10 crew onboard the International Space Station, Administrator O'Keefe, Deputy Administrator Gregory and T.K. Mattingly, the command module pilot on Apollo 16 in 1972 and commander of the STS-4 Columbia mission in 1982 and STS-51C Discovery mission in 1985.

Robert Pearlman
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex release
KSC Remembrance Service to Mark 20th Anniversary of Challenger

On Saturday, January 28, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., The Astronauts Memorial Foundation will conduct a ceremony to honor the crew of Challenger STS-51L on the 20th anniversary of the Challenger accident. The Astronauts Memorial Foundation honors and memorializes all astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program. The ceremony will be held at the Space Mirror Memorial at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Speakers will include June Scobee Rogers, wife of the late Francis "Dick" Scobee, commander of the ill-fated Challenger flight; their son, Lt. Col. Richard Scobee, James Kennedy, Kennedy Space Center Director; Rick Hauck, commander of Discovery on the first post Challenger mission; and Joseph P. Allen, Ph.D., astronaut and Challenger Center for Space Education Chairman. The Astronauts Memorial Foundation's President, Dr. Stephen Feldman, will lead the service.

The Space Shuttle Challenger's crew of seven astronauts died in the explosion of their spacecraft during the launch of STS-51-L on January 28, 1986, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew included Commander Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, Pilot Michael J. Smith, Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik, Ronald E. McNair and Ellison S. Onizuka, Payload Specialist Gregory B. Jarvis and Sharon Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher to fly in space.

The public is invited to attend the service. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will provide flowers for all ceremony guests and visitors throughout the day to place at the memorial. For more information, call 321-449-4444 or visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation, a private, not-for-profit organization, built and maintains the Space Mirror Memorial, which was dedicated in 1991 to honor all astronauts who lost their lives on missions or during training and has since been designated a National Memorial by Congress. For more information, call 321-452-2887 or visit astronautsmemorialfoundation.org

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