January 27, 2014 – NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency’s annual Day of Remembrance Wednesday, January 28.
NASA’s Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency senior officials will hold an observance and wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Following the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington, various NASA centers will hold remembrance events for their employees. Kennedy Space Center in Florida will hold a brief ceremony, led by center deputy director Janet Petro, at 10:30 a.m. at the Space Mirror Memorial, located on the grounds of the visitors complex. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will hold a candle lighting ceremony led by center director Patrick Scheuermann and astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson at 9 a.m. CST Thursday, January 29.
The agency also is paying tribute to its fallen astronauts with special online content available at:
Images of the Day of Remembrance commemoration at Arlington National Cemetery will posted online at: