La NASA ricorda l'equipaggio di STS-107

Jan. 15, 2008

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-3749
katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
allard.beutel@nasa.gov

Andrea Farmer
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.
321-449-4318
afarmer@dncinc.com

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
Columbia accident.

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
the service.

Media interested in covering the memorial should contact Andrea
Farmer
at 321-449-4318 or Jillian McRae at 321-449-4273.

The public also is invited to attend the service. Kennedy Space
Center
Visitor Complex will provide flowers for all ceremony guests and
visitors throughout the day to place at the memorial. For more
information, visit:

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com

Columbia’s seven astronauts were lost during re-entry on Feb. 1,
2003,
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
video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about Columbia’s STS-107 crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/columbia

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E per l’equipaggio del Challenger?

salve qui lunakhod! rispondendo a madam90, ieri 16 gennaio ricorreva il quinto anniversario,(era l’anno 2003),del lancio della sfortunata missione Space Shuttle Columbia STS107. praticamente l’addio al nostro pianeta e ai propri cari da parte dei sette componenti dell’equipaggio, (da li a sedici giorni sarebbe accaduta la tragedia al momento del rientro sopra il cielo del Texas). una stessa cerimonia probabilmente si terrà, (come è sempre successo in questi anni) il 28 gennaio in occasione dell’anniversario dell’esplosione del Challenger, senza dimenticare un altro tragico anniversario, quello di Apollo 1,(prima tragedia spaziale nella storia dell’astronautica, 1967).

[i]Ah scusate, pensavo che ricordassero proprio il giorno della tragedia… non della partenza. Ecco perchè ho chiesto riguardo il Challenger. Grazie per il chiarimento ^[1]


  1. /i ↩︎

Non posso che unirmi al cordoglio della NASA per questi grandi pionieri del nostro secolo, periti tragicamente insieme ad una delle migliori macchine mai progettate dall’uomo!