Sunrise at Launch Pad 34 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida silhouettes what remains of the pad’s historic gantry. In 1967, a fire erupted on the pad during a preflight test, taking the lives of the Apollo 1 crew, NASA astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee. COURTESY PHOTO/NASA, Ben Smegelsky

Museum of Flight Remembers Fallen Astronauts

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:45pm
  • Life

From Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Feb. 5. the Museum of Flight pays tribute to the astronauts who were lost in the quest to explore outer space.

The astronauts of Apollo 1, and of shuttle missions STS-51-L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia will be remembered in special exhibits and videos each day.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, there will be a program about the Apollo and space shuttle disasters, presented by NASA JPL Solar System Ambassadors Ron Hobbs and Tony Gondola.

Exhibits are free with paid admission to the museum, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila. For more information, call 206-764-5720 or visit


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