Space Mirror Memorial
NASA’s fallen heroes are honored at this monument to commemorate astronauts who gave their lives in pursuit of knowledge that lies beyond Earth. Highly polished black granite is emblazoned with the names of 24 astronauts, including the crews of Apollo 1, STS-51L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia. Dedicated in 1991, and created by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation the Space Mirror Memorial is designated as a national memorial on the National Register of Historic Places. Constantly illuminated, the astronaut names on this memorial are a simple reminder that space exploration can require the ultimate sacrifice.
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