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NASA 2022 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, Jan 27, 2022, KSC, 10:00 am ET

NASA will observe is annual Day of Remembrance in honor of fallen astronauts on January 27, 2022, which is the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire that killed the first Apollo crew.  Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee perished when a fire erupted in their Apollo spacecraft on the launch pad during a pre-launch test.

The Apollo 1 crew (L-R): Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, Roger Chaffee. Credit: NASA

The Day of Remembrance also honors the crews of Space Shuttle Challenger, who perished 73 seconds after launch on January 28, 1986, and Space Shuttle Columbia, who perished during reentry after 16 days in orbit on February 1, 2003.

Traditionally on the Day of Remembrance the NASA Administrator and other officials lay a wreath at Arlington Cemetary at an event that is not broadcast, while a more formal ceremony with speakers is held at the Space Mirror Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, FL in partnership with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.

The event at KSC this year begins at 10:00 am ET and will be livestreamed on KSC’s Facebook page. Only invited guests are allowed to attend in-person.

More information is on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s website.


January 27, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 pm