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NASA holds day of remembrance at Arlington

Thursday - 1/26/2012, 2:48pm  ET

ARLINGTON, Va. - NASA is remembering the astronauts who lost their lives for the space program with wreath layings at Arlington National Cemetery.

Thursday is the anniversary of a fire in 1967 that killed three astronauts during a test aboard their Apollo spacecraft, and Saturday is the anniversary of the 1986 Challenger explosion that killed seven astronauts. The anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster is Feb. 1.

On Thursday NASA head Charles Bolden was at Arlington to help lay wreaths in memory of the Challenger and Columbia astronauts as well as two Apollo 1 astronauts buried at the cemetery.


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