Monday, July 01, 2013

The U.S. astronauts who made the ultimate sacrifice - ALL of them.

I have posted several times about NASA's Day of Remembrance, which honors the astronauts who lost their lives in the service. I generally feature Apollo 1, Challenger STS 51-L and Columbia STS-107. I now realize that this list should have been expanded.  The pictures provides the full list. Please click the photo and view in a larger format.

T-38, October 31, 1964 - Theodore C. Freeman

T-38, February 28, 1966 - Charles A. Bassett II; Elliot M. See, Jr

T-38, October 5, 1967 - Clifton C. Williams, Jr.

Apollo One, AS-204, January 27, 1967 - Lt. Roger B. Chaffee, USN; Lt. Col. Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, USAF; Lt. Col. Edward H. White II, USAF

X-15, November 15 1967 - Michael J. Adams

F-104, December 8, 1967 - Robert H. Lawrence

Challenger, STS-51-L, January 28, 1986 - Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, Commander; Michael J. Smith, Pilot; Ronald E. McNair, Mission Specialist; Ellison S. Onizuka, Mission Specialist; Judith A. Resnik, Mission Specialist; Gregory B. Jarvis, Payload Specialist; Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space

Commercial Plane, April 5, 1991 -  Manley L. "Sonny" Carter Jr.

Columbia, STS-107, February 1, 2003 - Rick D. Husband, Commander; William C. McCool, Pilot; Michael P. Anderson, Payload Commander; Laurel Blair Salton Clark, Mission Specialist; Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist; David M. Brown, Mission Specialist; Ilan Ramon, Payload Specialist