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Wednesday, January 28, 2004|
NASA is to memorialize Christa McAuliffe (NASA's first civilian teacher), commander Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, pilot Michael J. Smith, specialists Judith A. Resnik, Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, and payload specialist Gregory B. Jarvis, the crew of STS 51-L (aka "Challenger")(which exploded at T+73 seconds today, 18 years ago), on Mars by naming the landing site of Opportunity the "Challenger Memorial Station." Challenger's 10th flight was to have been a six-day mission dedicated to research and education, as well as the deployment of the TDRS-B communications satellite.
|The crew of 51-L:(back row,left to right) Mission Specialist El Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant S. Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist Greg Jarvis, and Mission Specialsit Judy Resnik; (front row, left to right) Pilot Mike Smith, Commander Dick Scobee and Mission Specialsit Ron McNair.|
(More info: NASA/JPL)
- posted by Jim @ 22:43 EST