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NASA to honor Columbia victims Feb. 1
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Posted: 2013 Feb 01 - 06:31

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BREVARD -- For the 10th anniversary of the Columbia tragedy, NASA's Kennedy Space Center will honor the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia for a Day of Remembrance on Friday, Feb. 1.

The event is hosted by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation to honor the families of NASA personnel, who died while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. The Astronauts Memorial Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization that maintains the Space Mirror Memorial.

A wreath laying ceremony will be at 10 a.m. at the Space Mirror Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Ceremony speakers include: Robert Lightfoot, NASA associate administrator; William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator and NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate; Robert Cabana, director of the NASA 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 Astronaut Memorial Foundation; Mike Ukleja, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Astronauts Memorial; Evelyn Husband-Thompson, widow of Col. Rick Husband, commander for the Columbia space shuttle; Eileen Collins, commander of space shuttle Discovery.

The ceremony will be broadcasted live on NASA Television.

For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/ntv.




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