Salutes & Awards

February 6, 2012

Team Edwards joins NASA in a salute to honor the fallen

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Forty-five years ago, on January 27, 1967, Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee lost their lives while sitting atop the launch pad when a fire broke out in their Apollo Capsule.

Only 73 seconds after launch on the morning of January 28, 1986, a booster engine failed and caused the Shuttle Challenger to break apart, taking the lives of all seven on board.

Just 16 minutes from landing on the morning of February 1, 2003, Mission Control lost contact with the Shuttle Columbia. A piece of foam, falling from the external tank during launch, opened a gap in one of the Shuttle’s wings, leading to the breakup of the orbiter upon re-entry and the loss of the entire crew.

Each January, NASA honors the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia who lost their lives supporting the mission of exploration.

Today the men and women of Edwards Air Force Base would like to join with our NASA teammates in a salute to these brave men and women who lost their lives in service to our great nation. May their memory and unselfish sacrifice serve as an example to us all.




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