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    Default NASA "Day of Remembrance" January 31, 2014

    Today is the Day of Remembrance dedicated to the 3 Apollo-1, STS-51-L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia.
    info and comments from President Obama and NASA Administrator Astronaut General Charlie Bolden can be seen here.
    http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/DO.../indexalt.html
    Apollo-1 January 27, 1967 23:31 UTC
    fire at the launch pad in a "plugs out" test with 100% O2 atmosphere in capsule
    Command Pilot
    Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom
    Senior Pilot
    Edward H. White II
    Pilot
    Roger B. Chaffee


    STS(SPace Transportation System) 51-L Challenger
    -Teacher in Space January 28, 1986 16:38:00 UTC
    Vehicle broke apart due to aerodynamic forces 73 seconds after launch
    Commander Francis R. Scobee
    Second spaceflight
    Pilot Michael J. Smith
    Only spaceflight
    Mission Specialist 1 Ellison S. Onizuka
    Second spaceflight
    Mission Specialist 2 Judith A. Resnik
    Second spaceflight
    Mission Specialist 3 Ronald E. McNair
    Second spaceflight
    Payload Specialist 1 Gregory B. Jarvis
    Only spaceflight
    Payload Specialist 2 S. Christa McAuliffe
    Only spaceflight
    Teacher in Space

    STS 107-Columbia
    Launched 16 January 2003 15:39:00 UTC
    1 February 2003, 13:59:32 UTC
    Shuttle broke apart during re-entry after hot gasses penetrated left wing via damage sustained by a piece of foam strijing the RCC heat panel at a speed differential of over 500mph (Shuttle was supersonic, but the foam had slowed some by the time it hit the wing)
    Commander Rick D. Husband Member of Red Team
    Second spaceflight
    Pilot William C. McCool Member of Blue Team
    First spaceflight
    Mission Specialist 1 David M. Brown Member of Blue Team
    First spaceflight
    Mission Specialist 2 Kalpana Chawla Member of Red Team
    Second spaceflight
    Flight Engineer
    Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson Member of Blue Team
    Second spaceflight
    Mission Specialist 4 Laurel B. Clark Member of Red Team
    First spaceflight
    Payload Specialist 1 Ilan Ramon Member of Red Team
    First spaceflight
    STS-107 crew was split up into 2 teams, a Red and Blue team. this was done to accomodate the huge amount of science that STS-107 was assigned. While one team slept, the other worked. SHown in the following pic.


    Condolences to the families, friends of these brave people. And to others involved in the Space Program who have fallen as well. Lest we forget, and let us honour their contributions with continued future human spaceflight.
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    Truly sad to see all those great people lost in one paragraph. Contributions to science and technology from the space program is huge, but as we can see this is a dangerous journey.

    God Bless all those lost as well as the entire program for the future!

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    This guy is also considered to be an astronaut: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Adams

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    I am sorry but I see NASA (Not Any Science Achieved) a big waste of taxpayer money.
    I would like to ask Musk and others (Lockheed Martin, Boeing, McDonald Douglas etc..) if space is so profitable why aren't they funding it themselves and not looking to the taxpayers to fund it? Ever wonder that yourself?
    The advancements that have came from the space race are now used to generate large sums of cash for big business, yet the taxpayer's who funded the research and development get no royalties or reparation for the use of their money only more taken for more profit for big businesses.
    Cut NASA and save mankind!
    And I agree, 21 lives are not worth the small benefits that have came from their loss of life.
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    Your severely mistaken if you don't think there was any science and technology achieved from the NASA Space program.

    All of it except military type stuff is available for free to anyone! The USA overall has profitted from this, not just some companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecar View Post
    This guy is also considered to be an astronaut: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Adams
    Yeah that's a shame he was not remembered? Wiki says "The United States Air Force posthumously awarded him Astronaut Wings for his last flight."

    I'm sure others have lost their lives in this pursuit of space travel. It is a dangerous field. But this guy obviously qualifies as an Astronout and was actually in space with the test flight that took his life.

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    Richard C. Hoagland has some interesting reading regarding NASA... he seems like a crackpot until you start verifying his evidence.

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