In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Vice President Pence pays tribute to NASA’s Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia astronaut on annual Day of Remembrance. Two commercial astronauts receive their astronaut wings.
Human Space Exploration
Op-ed | Remembering America’s lost space pioneers
SpaceNews.com (2/7): Thursday, marked the annual Day of Remembrance, a tribute to the 17 men and woman who perished in the Apollo 1 and shuttle Challenger and Columbia tragedies of 1967, 1986 and 2003. In an op-ed, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who chairs the National Space Council, looked back and ahead to the achievements the astronauts helped to accomplishment and the groundwork they provided for the future of human space exploration. “So while we mourn their loss, we also honor their memories by continuing the mission for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, and by working harder, building bigger, and venturing further than ever before,” writes Pence.
OPINION: Space program needs ‘robust, government-funded infrastructure backbone’
Politico (2/8): For more than 50 years, the United States Congress and successive administrations have committed, on a bipartisan basis, to American leadership in human space exploration, space science and the space industry. Figuring out how to get into deep ...