January 29th, 2014

far call, explore, space

In Memoriam: Ad Astra

"It's a bad week for NASA," someone said.

To those we've lost as we reached for the stars:

Apollo 1: 27 January 1967
Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom • Edward H. White II • Roger B. Chaffee

Space Shuttle Challenger: 28 January 1986
Francis R. Scobee • Michael J. Smith
Ronald McNair • Ellison Onizuka • Judith Resnik
Greg Jarvis • Christa McAuliffe

Space Shuttle Columbia: 01 February 2003
Rick D. Husband • William C. McCool
Michael P. Anderson • Kalpana Chawla • David M. Brown
Laurel Clark • Ilan Ramon

Though a nation watched them falling, yet a world could only cry
As they passed from us to glory, riding fire in the sky