Jan. 28, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and
, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on
Friday, Feb. 1
, the 10th anniversary of the
NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Flags across the agency will be flown at half-staff in their memory.
and other NASA senior officials will hold an observance at the astronaut memorial at Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning.
10 a.m. EST
, NASA Television will provide live coverage of a wreath-laying ceremony at the Space Mirror Memorial located in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in
. The observance is hosted by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.
Ceremony speakers include NASA Associate Administrator
, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations;
, director of NASA's
Kennedy Space Center
, president and chief executive officer of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation;
, chairman of the board of directors of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation;
, chairman of the board of trustees of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation;
, widow of Col.
, who was commander of space shuttle
's final mission, STS-107, in 2003; and
, commander of shuttle Discovery for the mission in 2005 that returned shuttles to flight after the
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization which built and maintains the Space Mirror Memorial. The mirror was dedicated in 1991 to honor all astronauts who lost their lives on missions or during training. It has been designated a National Memorial by Congress.