Hail Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia…

It’s a somber time of year for the human spaceflight community. The three tragic accidents that claimed 17┬áNASA astronauts occurred in different years, but within a week of each other on the calendar. January 27 (Apollo 1 – 1967), January 28 (Challenger – 1986) and February 1 (Columbia – 2003) remind us of the risks of leaving earth’s grasp and the courage of the astronauts, of those who train them and guide their missions from the ground, and of their families...

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