Friday, January 30, 2009

In remembrance...our space travelers

"When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system."

Kalpana Chawla

Columbia STS-107

Apollo 1 - January 27th, 1967
Edward White II, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Roger Chaffee

Challenger STS-51L - January 28th, 1986
[front] Michael Smith, Francis Scobee, Ronald McNair
[rear] Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik

Columbia STS-107 - January 16th to February 1st, 2003
[front)]Rick Husband, Kalpana Chawla, William McCool
[rear] David Brown, Laurel Clark, Michael Anderson, Ilan Roman

Soyuz 1 - April 23rd to April 24th, 1967
Vladimir Komarov [right]
Yuri Gagarin [left], the first man in space, was later killed in a jet plane crash.

Soyuz 11 - June 6th to June 30th, 1971
Georgi Dobrovolsky, Viktor Patsayev, Vladislav Volkov

And all the non-human travelers...


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