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January 27 – February 2, 2020 / Vol 39, No 4 / Hawai`i Island, USA

24 Jan 2020, 20:30 UTC
January 27 – February 2, 2020 / Vol 39, No 4 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Ad Astra per Aspera: Astronaut Remembrances Look Forward to 21st Century Artemis Accomplishments

Honored Astronauts are celebrated during January 27 to February 1, while NASA and international entities prepare for the future of Humans in Space. Apollo 1 on Jan 27, 1967 is remembered for Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee (TL). Jan 28, 1986 is observed for Challenger STS-51L loss of (BL) Francis “Dick” Scobee, Michael Smith, Hawai’i-born Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnick, Ronald McNair, Gregory Jarvis and teacher Christa McAuliffe. Columbia STS-107, Richard Husband, William McCool, Laurel Clark, Michael Anderson, David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, and llan Ramon of Israel (BR) in 2003 are remembered on Feb 1 and by Memorial Grove growing at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Day of Remembrance is usually observed the last Friday of January, recalling Alan Shepard’s famous cry to “Light this Candle”. Also during this period, the successful Apollo 14 launch on Jan 31, 1971, commanded by Shepard, is a part of lunar history after overcoming many challenges following Apollo 13. The Outer Space Treaty (TR) signed by the United States, United Kingdom and Soviet Union on Jan 27, 1967 limits the Moon to peaceful uses. This week both the ...

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