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You did good, Jade Rabbit.

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spacetracks:

In honor of fallen astronauts - 
NASA assigned today as a day of remembrance for astronauts that were killed in three major agency tragedies:
Apollo 1 in 1967: A fire broke out in the capsule, killing astronauts Gus Grisson, Ed White and Roger Chaffee
The space shuttle Challenger in 1986: An O-ring failure caused the shuttle to explode after liftoff, killing astronauts Francis “Dick” Scobee, Ronald McNair, Mike Smith, Ellison Onizuka, Judy Resnik, Greg Jarvis and Connecticut teacher Christa McAuliffe
The Colombia shuttle in 2003: The shuttle broke apart during re-entry, killing astronaut Rick Husband; pilot Willie McCool; mission specialists Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark and David Brown;  payload commander Michael Anderson; and payload specialist (and first Israeli astronaut) Ilan Ramon. 
More from Space.com: http://www.space.com/24489-nasa-fallen-astronauts-spaceflight-disaster-anniversaries.html

spacetracks:

In honor of fallen astronauts - 

NASA assigned today as a day of remembrance for astronauts that were killed in three major agency tragedies:

  • Apollo 1 in 1967: A fire broke out in the capsule, killing astronauts Gus Grisson, Ed White and Roger Chaffee
  • The space shuttle Challenger in 1986: An O-ring failure caused the shuttle to explode after liftoff, killing astronauts Francis “Dick” Scobee, Ronald McNair, Mike Smith, Ellison Onizuka, Judy Resnik, Greg Jarvis and Connecticut teacher Christa McAuliffe
  • The Colombia shuttle in 2003: The shuttle broke apart during re-entry, killing astronaut Rick Husband; pilot Willie McCool; mission specialists Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark and David Brown;  payload commander Michael Anderson; and payload specialist (and first Israeli astronaut) Ilan Ramon. 

More from Space.com: http://www.space.com/24489-nasa-fallen-astronauts-spaceflight-disaster-anniversaries.html