Location: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Mirror Memorial
Memorial Foundation will conduct a ceremony to honor the crew of space shuttle Challenger
STS-51L in remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the Challenger
accident. The Astronauts Memorial Foundation will honor and memorialize all
astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space
Space shuttle Challenger's crew of seven astronauts died
in the explosion of their spacecraft during the launch of STS-51L on January 28, 1986. The crew included Commander Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, Pilot Michael J.
Smith, Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik, Ronald E. McNair and Ellison S.
Onizuka, Payload Specialist Gregory B. Jarvis and Sharon Christa McAuliffe, the
first teacher to fly in space.
The public is invited to attend the service. Flowers will be provided for all ceremony
guests and visitors throughout the morning to place at the memorial.