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.

Image: Sunrise 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: NASA/Ben Smegelsky