Of the seven astronauts who lost their lives furthering the cause of science.
Columbia – STS-107
Rick Husband
David Brown
Mission Specialist
Laurel Clark
Mission Specialist
Kalpana Chawla
Mission Specialist
Michael Anderson
Payload Commander
William McCool
Ilan Ramon
Payload Specialist

This tragedy came, in tragic irony, just four days after the anniversary of the explosion of the Challenger; therefore:
IN MEMORY of the men and women who were lost on that fatal day, as well.

Finally, the anniversary of the fire that killed three men aboard an Apollo spacecraft during testing was just five days before the loss of the Columbia; therefore:
IN MEMORY of those astronauts.
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