NASA said Wednesday that it is planning to celebrate a day of remembrance for its fallen astronauts on Friday.
In a release, the space agency said that it will commemorate astronauts who died in the ill-fated Apollo 1, and Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia missions.
NASA said that the day of remembrance will honor "members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery."
On January 27, 1967, a fire erupted in the Apollo 1 capsule as astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were still on the launch pad. … Read more