From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance observance on Jan. 29.
Media and the general public are invited to a wreath-laying at 9:30 a.m. EST at the Space Mirror Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Kennedy Center Director and former astronaut Bob Cabana will take part in the ceremony.
NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.
Media interested in covering the service should contact Andrea Farmer at 321-449-4318, Jillian McRae at 321-449-4273 or Lesley Llerandi at 321-449-4311.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will provide flowers for visitors throughout the day to place at the memorial. For more information, please call 321-449-4400.
Kennedy contractors and civil servants will be allowed access to the Space Mirror Memorial throughout the day to pay their respects.
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation, a private, not-for-profit organization, built and maintains the Space Mirror Memorial. It was dedicated in 1991 to honor all astronauts who lost their lives on missions or during training and since has been designated a National Memorial by Congress.
Images of the service will be available in Kennedy's Media Gallery online at:
Video of the service will air on NASA Television's Video File segment. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:
For information about NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit:
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