NASA’s Day of Remembrance

Today, January 28th 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of Challenger disaster. It is also NASA’s official Day of Remembrance to commemorate the three separate tragedies which have scarred the agency and shaped its acceptance of risk.

They were the Apollo 1 fire which took place January 27th, 1967, the loss of Challenger on January 28th, 1986 and of Columbia on February 1st, 2003.

The full NASA memorial is available on the agency website here.

Note: It is worth considering the fact that with each passing year, there are fewer and fewer people around the globe who also have memories of the agency’s moments of triumph which served to place these tragedies in perspective.

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