~A Tribute To Heroes~




"We knew that if we never flew, we'd never crash.  Something in the human spirit sent us flying.  And when calamity occurs, as we knew it would, something else urges us back up there into the sky.  Something makes us go on."

~Charles Kuralt - February 2, 1986 eulogy for the Challenger crew


~Apollo 1~

~January 27, 1967~



Lt. Col. Virgil I. 'Gus' Grissom, USAF; Lt. Col. Edward H. White II, USAF; and Navy Lt. Roger B. Chaffee


Virgil "Gus" Grissom, USAF


Edward White, II, USAF


Roger Chaffee, USN



~Space Shuttle Challenger - STS-51L~

~January 28, 1986~




Francis "Dick" Scobee, USAF


Michael J. Smith, USN


Ronald McNair, Ph.D


Judith Resnik, Ph.D


Ellison Onizuka, USAF


Gregory Jarvis


Christa McAuliffe



~Space Shuttle Columbia - STS-107~

~February 1, 2003~


"...glistening tear across the face of the heavens."

~Rev. David Waller

First United Methodist Church

Titusville, FL




Rick D. Husband

Rick Husband, USAF


William C. McCool

William C. McCool, USN


Michael P. Anderson

Michael Anderson, USAF


David M. Brown

David Brown, USN


Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla


Laurel Blair Salton Clark

Laurel Clark, USN


Ilan Ramon

Ilan Ramon, Israeli Air Force