A sad week in NASA history; Memories of astronauts lost

11:55 AM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
  • The flight crew from STS-107: Navy Capt. David Brown, Mission Commander & Air Force Col. Rick Husband, Navy Capt. Laurel Clark, aerospace engineer Kalpana Chawla, Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Anderson, Mission Pilot & Navy Cmdr. William McCool and Israeli Air Force Col. Ilan Ramon.
  • Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White & Roger Chaffee on Jan. 17, 1967, 10 days before the deadly fire. (NASA)
  • Flight patch from mission STS-51-L.
  • Interior view of the Apollo 1 command module after the fire.
  • Fireball from the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986.
  • Streaks of light across the southern US marked the end of the flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia as it broke up re-entering the atmosphere February 1, 2003.
  • The flight patch from STS-107.
  • The crew of STS-51-L: Ellison Onizuka, Michael J. Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Gregory Jarvis, Ronald McNair & Judith Resnick (NASA)
  • Flight patch from Apollo 1.
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This week marks a sad set of chapters in NASA's history. Three astronauts perished in the Apollo 1 fire on January 27, 1967. Seven crew members died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster January 28, 1986. Seven more crew members were killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003.

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