AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN SPACE DISASTERS
STS-107 Mission Specialist Laurel B. Clark (NASA) On this Day of Remembrance, February 1, 2013, NASA will mark the 10th anniversary of the STS-107 Columbia accident with a wreath-laying ceremony at the astronaut memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, paying tribute to the lost crews of Columbia, Challenger and Apollo 1, as well as other space explorers and NASA colleagues who have passed on.
Apollo 1 mission patch - Jan. 27, 1967, tragedy struck on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy during a preflight test for Apollo 204 (AS-204). Was to be the first crewed flight of Apollo and was scheduled to launch Feb. 21, 1967. Astronauts Grissom, White, and Chaffee lost their lives when a fire swept through the command module.