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NASA’s Day of Remembrance 2024

NASA’s Day of Remembrance is observed every year on the last Thursday of January. In 2024, it takes place on January 25. This day is celebrated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A). NASA is a body responsible for managing U.S. space research and other activities. The day aims to remember the members of the N.A.S.A. family who gave up their lives to advance the cause of space discovery including space missions Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia. The NASA Day of Remembrance also marks the tragedy of Apollo 1, which happened 55 years ago.

History and Significance

Congress under Public Law 99-478 announced the National Day of Excellence which was signed by then-President Ronald Reagan. On the 5th anniversary, The Space Mirror Memorial was founded at Kennedy Space Center.

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Who was the first human in space?

Yuri Gagarin, from the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.)

When is National Space Day?

National Space Day is the 1st Friday in May.


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