From Jan. 27-Feb. 5 the Museum pays tribute to the astronauts who were lost in the quest to explore outer space. The astronauts of Apollo 1, and of shuttle missions STS-51-L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia are remembered in special exhibits and videos each day. On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. there will be a program about the Apollo and space shuttle disasters, presented by NASA JPL Solar System Ambassadors Ron Hobbs and Tony Gondola.
at Launch Pad 34 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida silhouettes
what remains of the pad's historic gantry. On this day in 1967, a fire erupted
on the pad during a preflight test, taking the lives of the Apollo 1 crew, NASA
astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee. Photo credit: