NASA pays tribute to fallen heroes on Day of Remembrance
Thursday marks 35 years since Challenger explosion
(CNN) – On Thursday, NASA is paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration.
Jan. 28 is NASA’s Day of Remembrance, when the entire agency commemorates space missions that ended in tragedy.
They honor the crews of Apollo 1, the space shuttle Columbia and the space shuttle Challenger.
Thursday also marks 35 years since the Challenger explosion. In 1986, the shuttle broke apart 73 seconds into the flight.
Seven crew members were killed, including Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space.
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