NASA Honors Fallen Heroes on Day of Remembrance

NASA astronaut Barbara Morgan speaks at Day of Remembrance ceremony as crew family members and officials look on
Former astronaut Barbara Morgan remembers the STS-51L crew of the space shuttle Challenger. Morgan served as backup to Teacher in Space participant Christa McAuliffe. To her left are Kathie Scobee Flugham, daughter of STS-51L commander Dick Scobee, Evelyn Husband-Thompson, widow of STS-107 commander Rick Husband, former astronaut Eileen Collins, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana and former astronaut Jon McBride. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

NASA pays tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency’s Day of Remembrance today, the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident.

The annual Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.