NASA Remembrance Day

by | Jan 29, 2010 | History

“…We are a questing people – curiosity in action – pushing back the boundaries of the unknown and adding to our storehouse of new knowledge that has served us so well. Within a tiny time frame of history we have leaped past the whole world with advances undreamed of just a few years ago.” – John Glenn

Today marks NASA Remembrance Day, where we pay homage to those brave souls who accepted the risks to fulfill their dreams of exploration and sadly paid the ultimate price.

This particular week in NASA territory is emotional. These men and women were more than just names on the national news. They were our neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Their deaths will not be forgotten.

STS-107 “Columbia”: February 1, 2003

“I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It’s all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons. The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.” – Ronald Reagan