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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex release
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Host Annual NASA Day of Remembrance

NASA, in partnership with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation and Delaware North at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, will host NASA's Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. EST at the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Center for Space Education. The ceremony will honor all astronauts who have sacrificed their lives while furthering the cause of space exploration and discovery.

Following the commemoration, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Space Mirror Memorial. Attendees will be given flowers to pay respects to our fallen heroes.

Participating in the ceremony:

  • Thad Altman, president and chief executive officer, Astronauts Memorial Foundation
  • Eileen Collins, veteran NASA astronaut
  • Robert Cabana, director, NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • Karen Stevenson, daughter of NASA astronaut Charles A. Bassett II
  • Sally Kneuven, daughter of NASA astronaut Elliot M. See Jr.
  • Beth Williams, widow of NASA astronaut Clifton C. Williams
  • Brent Adams, son of astronaut Michael J. Adams
  • Tal Ramon, son of Columbia astronaut Ilan Ramon

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NASA release
NASA Honors Its Fallen Heroes, Marks 15th Anniversary of Columbia Accident

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Jan. 25.

NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, and other agency senior officials, will lead an observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia starting at 10:25 a.m. EST. A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by observances for the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews.

Various NASA centers also will hold observances on and leading up to the Day of Remembrance for the public, employees and the families of those lost in service to America's space program, including Johnson Space Center in Houston and Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama.

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NASA video
Each year NASA holds a Day of Remembrance; honoring those who lost their lives advancing the frontiers of exploration.

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NASA photos (more here) (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot addresses employees and members of the public at the Space Shuttle Columbia and Challenger Memorials during a wreath laying ceremony during NASA's Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Wreaths were laid in memory of those men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration.

Kristy Carroll, family friend of the late space shuttle Columbia astronaut William McCool, and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot lay a wreath at the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial.

Mike Oldak, Resnik Family member, left, Chuck Resnik, brother of the late space shuttle Challenger astronaut Judy Resnik, Amy Resnik, sister-in-law of the late Judy Resnik and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, right, are seen after laying a wreath at the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial.

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, NASA employees, and members of the public bow their heads at the graves of Apollo 1 crew members.

The graves of Apollo 1 crew members, Virgil Grissom, left, and Roger Chaffee.

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NASA Johnson Space Center photos
Today NASA remembers the men and women lost in the nation's space exploration program by celebrating their lives, their bravery and advancements in human spaceflight. We honored the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia with a moment of silence and a T-38 flyover during a ceremony at our center this morning.

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NASA Kennedy Space Center photos (Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)
Astronauts Memorial Foundation Board Chair Eileen Collins, a former space shuttle commander, speaks during this year's Day of Remembrance ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Beth Williams, widow of NASA astronaut Clifton Williams, speaks.

Karen Stevenson, daughter of astronaut Charles Bassett, speaks.

Sally Kneuven, daughter of NASA astronaut Elliot See, speaks.

Robert Pearlman
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NASA Kennedy Space Center photos (Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)
Brent Adams, son of U.S. Air Force astronaut Mike Adams, speaks.

Tal Ramon, son of STS-107 Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, performs two selections from his latest record.

Family members of astronauts honored on the Space Mirror Memorial participate in the Day of Remembrance ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

State Sen. Thad Altman, president and CEO of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Delaware North, and Center Director Bob Cabana place a wreath at the Space Mirror Memorial.

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