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NASA’s Day of RemembranceJan 26, 2023 10:00 AM Space Mirror Memorial
NASA, in partnership with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, will host NASA's Day of Remembrance on Thursday, January 26. The ceremony will take place at the Space Mirror Memorial in the visitor complex and will honor all astronauts who have sacrificed their lives while furthering the cause of space exploration and discovery. This year's Day of Remembrance also marks 20 years since the Columbia tragedy.
Scheduled to speak at the ceremony are Thad Altman, president and CEO of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation and Janet Petro, center director, NASA Kennedy Space Center. The commemoration will include a wreath laying ceremony and attendees will be given flowers to pay respects to our fallen heroes.
The ceremony will be streamed live on Kennedy Space Center's Facebook page at 10 AM ET on Thursday, January 26.
In addition, we welcome all guests to visit Forever Remembered, a memorial for the crews of Columbia and Challenger inside Space Shuttle Atlantis® and Ad Astra Per Aspera for the astronauts of Apollo 1 at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Each memorial includes displays of the astronauts' personal items and recovered hardware as a tribute to these heroes. As always, these memorials are included with daily admission to the visitor complex.