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Wall of Heroes


This page is dedicated to remembering those who have given their lives in the pursuit of the exploration of space for the United States of America.  Their names are part of the Astronaut Memorial at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and the Astronaut Hall of Fame near KSC.

There are also those who have flown with honor and distinction, and have fallen along the way.

To the brave men and women of Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle.

We will not see their like again.

 

 

 

The crew of Apollo 1 - January 27, 1967.

Virgil I. Grissom - Second suborbital Mercury flight, "Liberty Bell 7" (MR-4) - Commander, Apollo 1 (AS-204)

Edward H. White II - First American Spacewalker, Gemini 4 - Commander Module Pilot, Apollo 1 (AS-204)

Roger B. Chaffee - Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 1 (AS-204)

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Shuttle Mission 51-L

The crew of Shuttle Mission 51-L  - Lost January 28, 1986

Micheal Smith, Richard Scobee, Ronald McNair, Elison Onazuka, S.Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik.

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Shuttle Mission STS-107 

The crew of Shuttle Mission STS-107 - Lost February 1, 2003.

Rick Husband, Kalpana Chawla, William McCool, David Brown, Laurel Clark, Michael Anderson, Ilan Ramon

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And to the other brave American Astronauts who are no longer with us...

 

John "Jack" Swigert

Command Module Pilot, Apollo 13

December 27, 1982

 

Donn Eisle

Command Module Pilot, Apollo 7

December 2, 1987

 

Ronald E. Evans, Jr.

Command Module Pilot, Apollo 17

April 7, 1990

 

James B. Irwin

Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 15

August 8, 1991

 

Donald K. "Deke" Slaton

Docking Module Pilot, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

June 13. 1993

 

Stuart A. Roosa

Command Module Pilot, Apollo 14

December 12, 1994

 

 

Alan B. Shepard, Jr.

First American in Space, Mercury "Freedom 7" (MR-3)

Commander, Apollo 14.

July 21, 1998 

 

Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr.

Pilot, Gemini 5

Commander, Gemini 11, Apollo 12

July 8, 1999

  

L. Gordon Cooper

Last flight of Project Mercury, "Faith 7" (MA-9)

Commander, Gemini 5.

October 4, 2004

 

Walter M. Schirra

Third Mercury orbital flight, "Sigma 7" (MA-8)

Commander, Gemini 6, Apollo 7

May 2, 2007

 

 

Sally K. Ride

Mission Specialist. STS-7, STS-41G

July 23, 2012

 

Neil A. Armstrong

Commander, Gemini 8, Apollo 11 - First Man on the Moon

August 25, 2012

 

M. Scott Carpenter

Second Mercury orbital flight, "Aurora 7" (MA-7)

October 10, 2013

 

 

Edgar D. Mitchell

LMP - Apollo 14

February 4, 2016

Senator John Herchel Glenn, Jr.

First American to Orbit Earth - Friendship 7 (MA-6) February 20, 1962

Returned to Orbit - STS-95 - Discovery - October 29, 1998

December 8, 2016

Capt. Eugene Cernan, USN, Ret.

Second Pilot - Gemini 9

LMP - Apollo 10

CDR - Apollo 17

Last Apollo Astronaut to walk on the Moon

January 16, 2017

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