Families, NASA honor fallen astronauts

January 28, 2016 9:33 PM

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On the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, crew families, friends and space workers gathered Thursday to remember the 17 men and women who lost their lives on the high frontier, 14 in two space shuttle disasters and three in an Apollo-era launch pad fire 49 years ago Wednesday.

Speaking to an overflow crowd seated and standing under the shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center’s visitor complex, former shuttle commander Robert Cabana, director of the space center, said NASA would never forget the lessons of the past and would continue to build on the legacy of the fall...

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