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Apollo

Crew of Space Shuttle Columibia, Killed On Reentry February 1st, 2003 (Credit: NASA)

NASA Begins ‘Day Of Remembrance’ For Columbia, Challenger, Apollo 1 Disasters

Friday, NASA is remembering three dark days in the history of human space flight–the launch pad fire of Apollo 1, the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger just after “throttle up,” and the disintegration on reentry of Columbia.

01/30/2014

The Apollo 11 command module is hoisted onto the deck of the USS Hornet, July 24, 1969. (USS Hornet Museum)

Alameda Warship Honored For Role In Space Program

The USS Hornet was acknowledged for its role in the Apollo 11 space mission Wednesday, as the curator for the warship and museum docked in Alameda attended Wednesday’s Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for Apollo astronauts in Washington, D.C.

11/16/2011