Jan 26th, 2023: Every last Thursday of January, the NASA family holds a Day of Remembrance to pay their respects to its members who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration and discovery. The Day of Remembrance especially focuses on honoring three tragedies that occurred around this time in history. On January 27th, 1967, a fire claimed the lives of the three Apollo 1 crew members during a preflight test. Nearly 40 years ago on January 28th, 1986, all seven astronauts on board the space shuttle Challenger were lost during its failed ascent. February 1st of this year will mark the 20th anniversary of the tragedy that took the lives of the space shuttle Columbia’s astronauts. NASA’s Day of Remembrance is a somber reminder that space exploration is dangerous and that regardless of the role we play, we all must respect the incredible challenges associated with spaceflight and do everything we can to ensure the safety of our crew when exploring space. For more information on NASA’s Day of Remembrance, visit NASA’s page for the NASA Day of Remembrance.
By Bryce Caughron|2023-03-17T14:06:43-05:00January 26th, 2023|Miscellaneous|
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