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Robert Pearlman
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NASA release
NASA Johnson Space Center Joins Columbia Memorial in Hemphill

NASA Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa, astronauts and other NASA employees will join the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee and the Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum in Hemphill, Texas, to pay tribute to the crew lost aboard the space shuttle Columbia 10 years ago Feb. 1.

JSC representatives will participate in observances Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1.

Ochoa and astronaut Tim Kopra will share remarks during a NASA night in Hemphill beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Family Life Center, First Baptist Church. Astronaut William (Bill) McArthur Jr., will join them in making remarks during a memorial tribute at the Family Life Center at 7:30 a.m. Friday. That day marks the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident.

Columbia and its crew were lost 15 minutes before landing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., when unknown damage to its wing allowed heating from entry to cause high-speed aerodynamic breakup of the vehicle at an altitude of about 200,000 feet over east Texas.

Ochoa was named director of JSC on Jan. 1 when her predecessor, Mike Coats, retired. She previously was deputy director and director of Flight Crew Operations, and was an astronaut serving on four space shuttle missions before moving into management positions.

McArthur currently is director of JSC’s Safety and Mission Assurance office. He previously was manager of the shuttle Orbiter Projects Office and served as a crew member on three shuttle flights and one long-duration expedition on the International Space Station.

Kopra has flown one mission to the station on two different shuttles. He launched on Endeavour and returned on Discovery after 58 days living in space.

NASA’s Digital Learning Network at JSC will host two educational events from the Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum at 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Students from Hemphill High School will participate. The public and media are welcome to observe.

Robert Pearlman
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Astronaut Memorial Foundation release
Columbia 10th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony

On Friday, February 1, 2013 the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) will conduct a ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the Columbia tragedy. During the ceremony, we will honor the crew of Columbia as well as all the astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program.

The ceremony will take place at the Space Mirror Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at 10:00 a.m. Evelyn Husband-Thompson, the widow of Commander Rick Husband, will be our keynote speaker. Former astronauts Eileen Collins and Jon McBride will speak at the ceremony as well as Robert Lightfoot, NASA Associate Administrator; Bob Cabana, Kennedy Space Center Director; and Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 11:15 a.m.

The general public is invited to the ceremony at the Space Mirror Memorial. The ceremony is free of charge. Please let the parking attendant know that you are attending the ceremony and will be leaving immediately afterwards.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will provide flowers for visitors in the morning to place at the memorial. For more information, please call 321-449-4400.

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.

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May all who have lost their lives in the exploration of space rest in peace.

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Robert Pearlman
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NASA release
NASA Observes Day of Remembrance Feb. 1

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. Flags across the agency will be flown at half-staff in their memory.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other NASA senior officials will hold an observance at the astronaut memorial at Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning.

At 10 a.m. EST, NASA Television will provide live coverage of a wreath-laying ceremony at the Space Mirror Memorial located in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The observance is hosted by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.

Ceremony speakers include NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot; William Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations; Robert Cabana, director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center; Thad Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation; Jon McBride, chairman of the board of directors of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation; Mick Ukleja, chairman of the board of trustees of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation; Evelyn Husband-Thompson, widow of Col. Rick Husband, who was commander of space shuttle Columbia's final mission, STS-107, in 2003; and Eileen Collins, commander of shuttle Discovery for the mission in 2005 that returned shuttles to flight after the Columbia accident.

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization which 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.

NASA also is paying tribute to the agency's fallen astronauts with special online content.

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Comprehensive and revealing Associated Press article about the surviving families of the Columbia crew.

Robert Pearlman
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NASA video release
Fallen NASA Astronauts Remembered at Space Mirror Memorial

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation hosts Day or Remembrance program at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida on Feb. 1, 2013.

Honored by speakers and a wreath-laying ceremony carried live on NASA Television are the 17 crew members of Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia.

Robert Pearlman
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NASA photo release
Day of Remembrance

NASA's Day of Remembrance honors the fallen crews of Apollo 1, space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, and all of those who have given their lives in the cause of exploration.

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I attended the KSC ceremony this morning. You will notice me in my shuttle jacket in the NASA video above.

I've posted photos on my Facebook page. I placed the rose for all my friends in the cS community who could not attend.

Godspeed Rick, Willie, KC, Mike, Dave, Laurel and Ilan. Godspeed Columbia.

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