requiescat in astra

I take note of this week every year – we’re into the saddest week of the year for NASA, because of all the anniversaries clustered together:

Apollo 1 launch fire: January 27, 1967

  • Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Command Pilot
  • Edward H. White, Senior Pilot
  • Roger Chaffee, Pilot

Space Shuttle Challenger disaster: January 28, 1986

  • Francis R. Scobee, Commander
  • Michael J. Smith, Pilot
  • Ronald McNair, Mission Specialist
  • Ellison Onizuka, Mission Specialist
  • Judith Resnik, Mission Specialist
  • Greg Jarvis, Payload Specialist
  • Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist

Space Shuttle Columbia disaster: February 1, 2003

  • Rick D. Husband, Commander
  • William C. McCool, Pilot
  • Michael P. Anderson, Payload Commander
  • Ilan Ramon, Payload Specialist
  • Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist
  • David M. Brown, Mission Specialist
  • Laurel Clark, Mission Specialist

Not forgotten.

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1 Response to requiescat in astra

  1. mary d says:

    Michael Anderson went to school where I work. He is certainly not forgotten here.

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