Jan. 15, 2008
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.
MEDIA ADVISORY: M08-011
NASA TV TO AIR COLUMBIA CREW REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA Television will provide live coverage of
the Astronauts Memorial Foundation’s remembrance service honoring
space shuttle Columbia’s STS-107 crew. The ceremony will be held at
the Space Mirror Memorial on the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor
Complex at 10 a.m. EST on Feb. 1, the fifth anniversary of the
Speakers at the memorial include: NASA Administrator Michael Griffin;
Evelyn Husband-Thompson, widow of Colonel Rick Husband; Kennedy Space
Center Director Bill Parsons; NASA Associate Administrator for Space
Operations William Gerstenmaier; Shuttle Commander for the Return to
Flight mission, STS-114, Eileen Collins; Shuttle Commander and former
NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations William Readdy and
G. Madhavan Nair, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization.
Astronauts Memorial Foundation President Stephen Feldman will lead
Media interested in covering the memorial should contact Andrea
at 321-449-4318 or Jillian McRae at 321-449-4273.
The public also is invited to attend the service. Kennedy Space
Visitor Complex will provide flowers for all ceremony guests and
visitors throughout the day to place at the memorial. For more
Columbia’s seven astronauts were lost during re-entry on Feb. 1,
following a 16-day science mission. The crew members were Commander
Rick Husband, Pilot William McCool, Payload Commander Michael
Anderson, mission specialists David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, and Laurel
Clark, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon.
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation, a private, not-for-profit
organization, built and maintains the Space Mirror Memorial. It was
dedicated in 1991 to honor all astronauts who lost their lives on
missions or during training and since has been designated a National
Memorial by Congress.
For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming
For information about Columbia’s STS-107 crew, visit: