NASA’s Day of Remembrance

NASA’s Day of Remembrance

Feb 01 2016

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, and Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, right, face the gravesite of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Virgil Grissom in Arlington National Cemetery during NASA’s Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 28, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Jan. 28 marks the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident, though all of those “who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.” In addition attendees visited the graves of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Virgil Grissom and Lt. Cmdr. Roger Chaffee, who were killed in a fire on Apollo 1.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)