NASA Day of Remembrance Focuses on Four Early Space Casualties

A large crowd convened at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Information Center on January 25, 2018 for the annual NASA Day of Remembrance. A focus this year was on four astronauts who perished in events other than Apollo One, Challenger, and Columbia. Family members of Charles A. Bassett II, Elliot M. See Jr., Clifton C. Williams, and Michael J. Adams shared memories of each astronaut. Also in attendance, Tal Ramon, son of Columbia crew member Ilan Ramon shared two original compositions and spoke about his father.

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First Mars Astronauts are Aged 8 to 18 Now – All 5th Graders Can Visit KSC for Free During Summer of Mars

Astronaut Jon McBride appeared at Kennedy Space Center today to introduce the Summer of Mars. He pointed out that the first astronauts who will make it to Mars are currently between the age of 8 and 18. The KSC Visitor Center is offering free admission this summer to any student who is entering fifth grade this fall.

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