by Ken Kremer
In the U.S., on Memorial Day, we remember American heroes who gave their lives protecting our country.
In your thoughts on this Memorial Day (May 25), please also remember the souls of the brave hero astronauts and their loved ones. The fallen astronauts made the ultimate sacrifice for the space program believing that the exploration of space was worth risking their lives for the benefit of all mankind.
A memorial to the fallen astronauts is located at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and sponsored by The Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF). The Space Mirror Memorial, designated as a national memorial by Congress and President George Bush, was dedicated in 1991.
Learn more at The Astronauts Memorial Foundation.
Here are some photos from my visit to the national Astronaut Memorial during the STS-125 mission.