Constructing the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial Inukshuk on Devon Island


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On Wednesday, 18 July 2007, Leroy Chiao, Matt Reyes, myself and a group of Inuit students constructed a memorial inukshuk on Devon Island to honor the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger.

Here is a movie of the dedication and the materials placed at the base of the inukshuk. Keith Cowing is shown placing materials in the container and astronaut Leroy Chiao says a few words about the memorial.

Hauling rocks to the construction site

Jarloo Kiguktak and Leroy Chiao building the inukshuk

Keith Cowing and Leroy Chiao building the inukshuk

Matt Reyes adjusts inukshuk structure

Twin inukshuks. On the left is the new Challenger Inukshuk - on the right is the memorial to the Columbia crew and astronaut Michael Anderson which was erected in 2003.

Left to Right - the Challenger inukshuk construction crew: Matt Reyes, Keith Cowing, Star Amarualik, Leroy Chiao, Joseph Atchealak, Jesse Weaver, Ben Audaluk, Jarloo Kiguktak

Memorial inukshuk to the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger

Joseph Atchealak holding a Challenger Center banner in front of the Challenger inukshuk

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