NASA Day of Remembrance

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NASA Day of Remembrance

Post by Christopher K. » January 27th, 2012, 12:36 am

Today was this year's "Day of Remembrance" for the astronauts who died in the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia tragedies. Wreaths were laid at Arlington during a ceremony attended by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden.

Those lost in the American Space Program...
Michael Anderson, David Brown, Roger Chafee, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Rick Husband, Gregory Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, William McCool, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnick, Francis Scobee, Michael Smith, Ed White.

Day of Rembrance Page:
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/dor12/
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Re: NASA Day of Remembrance

Post by Christopher K. » January 29th, 2013, 5:00 pm

This year's NASA Day of Remembrance is Friday, 1 February. An observance will take place that morning at Arlington National Cemetery. At 10am EST, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Space Mirror Memorial in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; that event will be broadcast live on NASA-TV.

People slated to appear are Eileen Collins, and Thad Altman, Robert Cabana, William Gerstenmaier, Evelyn Husband-Thompson, Robert Lightfoot, Jon McBride and Mick Ukleja.

Congress has designated the Space Mirror Memorial a National Memorial.

Media Advisory: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/ja ... rance.html
Interactive Feature: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/DOR20 ... exalt.html
Astronauts Memorial Foundation: http://www.amfcse.org/

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Re: NASA Day of Remembrance

Post by Christopher K. » February 3rd, 2014, 3:20 pm

This year's Day of Remembrance was 31 January. In addition to the astronauts of Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia, the Day honored Major Michael Adams. Adams was killed in November 1967 during an X-15 flight.

Additionally, there was a tree-planting ceremony for the late Gordon Fullerton, who flew Enterprise, Challenger and Columbia, and was a research pilot for two decades at Dryden.

Administration Bolden at Arlington National Cemetary:
http://www.nasa.gov/content/day-of-reme ... y-31-2014/

NASA Press Release:
http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/january/ ... ce-jan-31/

NASA Feature:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/Feat ... rance.html

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Re: NASA Day of Remembrance

Post by Christopher K. » January 28th, 2015, 12:21 pm

Today is 2015's NASA Day of Remembrance. I would have posted something sooner but I didn't see anything on the NASA calendar. We've considered the idea of having a little ceremony at HRPO but that is hard to plan when the date isn't announced ahead of time.

All I've found so far is a Flash display...
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/DOR2015/index.html

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Re: NASA Day of Remembrance

Post by Christopher K. » January 27th, 2016, 6:19 pm

Again this year, I see a Flash display for the Day of Remembrance...
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/DOR2016/index.html
...but no contemporary messages or quotes.

The display doesn't even have a date, but the Day is tomorrow. Tomorrow is also the thirtieth anniversary of the Challenger disaster. The display contains a 2:08 video honoring Challenger.

At 9am CST there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Space Mirror Memorial. The event will be broadcast live on all three NASA-TVs.

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Re: NASA Day of Remembrance

Post by Christopher K. » January 28th, 2016, 1:48 pm

The wreath-laying ceremony with accompanying comments will be rerun on all three NASA-TVs at 1pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm CST today. The most recent addition to NASA's video archive...
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html
...shows a "moment of silence" on board the ISS.

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Re: NASA Day of Remembrance

Post by Christopher K. » January 26th, 2017, 4:09 pm

The Day of Remembrance was observed this morning at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, with remarks from Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot. As I mentioned in the past, HRPO will not take part until we can obtain advanced notice of the date from NASA.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/kennedy-sp ... astronauts

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Re: NASA Day of Remembrance

Post by Christopher K. » January 25th, 2018, 4:02 pm

The Day of Remembrance was observed this morning at Arlington National Cemetery; a wreath was laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, There was another ceremony at the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... a-accident

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