There's always something going on at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. On Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m., NASA Kennedy Space Center will observe the annual Day of Remembrance with a wreath-laying ceremony held by Kennedy Deputy Director Janet Petro at the Space Mirror Memorial in the Visitor Complex. The Day of Remembrance pays tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues.
The Space Mirror Memorial was built and is maintained by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, a private, not-for-profit organization. The mirror was dedicated in 1991 to honor all astronauts who lost their lives on missions or during training. It has been designated a National Memorial by Congress. The wreath-laying ceremony is included with admission to the Visitor Complex.
In addition to that, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than 6:10 p.m. Feb. 8 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Falcon 9 will carry the Deep Space Climate Observatory for NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S Air Force. The Deep Space Climate Observatory, known as DSCOVR, is a satellite designed to monitor and warn of harmful solar activity that may affect Earth.
Lastly, the following veteran NASA astronauts will meet with visitors at Astronaut Encounter:
- Apollo Astronaut Al Worden, Jan. 23
- Space Shuttle Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, Jan. 24-29
- Space Shuttle Astronaut Barbara Morgan, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3
- Space Shuttle Astronaut Bob Springer, Feb. 4-6
- Space Shuttle Astronaut Winston Scott, Feb. 7-8
For more information about these and many other events, visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.