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Marshall, NASA to Honor Fallen Heroes Feb. 7

Press Release From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

On Feb. 7, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will join NASA field centers and facilities nationwide to honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia.

On Feb. 7, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will join NASA field centers and facilities nationwide to honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia.

Marshall will host a candle-lighting ceremony at 9 a.m. CST in the lobby of Building 4200. Speakers will include Marshall Director Jody Singer; Rick Burt, director of Marshall's Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate; and former NASA astronaut Jan Davis, now a program manager at Bastion Technologies of Huntsville. Members of the Huntsville-area media are invited to attend.

Meanwhile, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and other agency officials will lead an observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia starting at noon CST. A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by observances for the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews. For details, visit:

https://go.nasa.gov/2MOGvsr

Video and still images of various agency observances will be available at:

https://www.nasa.gov/mediaresources  


The agency also is paying tribute to its fallen astronauts with special online content available Feb. 6 at:


https://www.nasa.gov/dor2019


Media interested in covering the Marshall event should contact Shannon Segovia of the Marshall Office of Communications at 256-544-0034 no later than 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Those planning to attend should report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Research Park Boulevard, by 8 a.m., Feb. 7. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. Members of the news media will need photo identification.  



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