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

January 31, 2014 2:56 AM

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Every generation, a news event burns itself into the collective consciousness, from John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the death of John Lennon, and September 11th.

Friday, NASA is remembering three dark days in the history of human spaceflight–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.

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