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Wall of Heroes


This page is dedicated to the memory of those who have given their lives in the pursuit of the exploration of space for the United States of America.  

For the Astronauts, their names are part of the Astronaut Memorial at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and for many others, their names are part of the Space Walk of Fame at Spaceview Park in titusville, florida.

There are also those who have served our space program with honor and distinction, and have also fallen along the way.

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

They answered the call and served their nation and all mankind.

We must remember them and keep the dream alive.

 

 

 

The crew of Apollo 1 - January 27, 1967.

Virgil I. Grissom - Second suborbital Mercury flight, "Liberty Bell 7" (MR-4) - Commander, First Manned Gemini Flight (GT-3) - 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, Dr. Ronald McNair, Elison Onazuka, S.Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Dr. 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, Dr. Laurel Clark, Michael Anderson, Ilan Ramon

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To all the other brave Astronauts and Space Pioneers 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

Original Mercury Astronaut, Cheif of Flight Crew Operations (1962-1982), Docking Module Pilot, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (1975) 

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

 

Dr. Sally K. Ride

Mission Specialist. STS-7, STS-41G

July 23, 2012

 

Neil A. Armstrong

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

August 25, 2012

C. Gordon Fullerton

Col. USAF (Ret.)

Commander - ALT-9, 12, 14, 16 - Enterprise (OV-101)

Pilot - STS-3 - Columbia (OV-102)

Commander - STS 51-F - Challenger (OV-099)

August 13, 2013

 

M. Scott Carpenter

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

October 10, 2013

William Reid Pogue

Pilot - Skylab 4

March 3, 2014 

 

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

Capt. Paul J. Weitz (USN, Ret.)

Pilot - Skyalb 2

Commander - STS-6 (Challenger 1st flight)

October 22, 2017

RICHARD F. GORDON, JR. (CAPTAIN, USN, RET.)

NASA ASTRONAUT (FORMER)

Pilot - Gemini XI

CMP - Apollo 12

November 6, 2017

Capt. Bruce A. McCandless II (Ret.)

STS-41B - 1st to fly the MMU

STS-31 - Hubble Deployment Mission

December 21, 2017

Capt. John W. Young (USN - Ret.)

Pilot - Gemini 3

Commander - Gemini X

CMP - Apollo 10

Commander - Apollo 16

Commander - STS-1, STS-9

January 5, 2018

Capt. Alan Bean (USN - Ret.)

LM Pilot - Apollo 12

CDR - Skylab 2

May 26, 2018


Col. Donald Peterson (USAF - Ret.)

MS2 - STS-6

May 27, 2018

Owen K. Garriott

Science Pilot - Skylab 3

MS 1 - STS-9 - First flight of NASA/ESA SpaceLab

April 15, 2019

Dr. Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.

Flight Director - Mercury, Gemini, Apollo

Architect of "Mission Control"

Former Director - Johnson Space Center

July 22, 2019

Col. Alfred M. Worden (USAF - RET.)

CMP - Apollo 15

March 18, 2020

Donald D. Arabian

Chief of the Apollo Test Division

Head of Apollo Mission Evaluation Room (MER)

August 18, 2020

Gerald P. Carr

CDR- Skylab 3 - Final manned flight

August 26, 2020

Dr. William Thronton

STS-8, STS-51-B (SpaceLab 3)

January 11, 2021

Michael Collins

Major General, USAH (Ret.)

Plt - Gemini 10

CMP - Apollo 11 - First Landing on the Moon

April 28, 2021

Dr. Glynn Luney

Manager & Flight Director, JSC

March 19, 2021

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Brig. Gen James A. McDivitt

Cdr. - Gemini 4

Cdr. - Apollo 9

October 13, 2022

Col. Walter Cunningham (Ret.USMC)

LM Pilot - Apollo 7

Crew Flight Directorate - Skylab Project

January 3, 2023

Hugh Harris

Deputy Cheif, Public Affairs Office, KSC

Honor Roll of Spaceflight Journalists

February 14, 2023

Col. Karol J.Bobko (Ret.USAF)

Pilot - STS-6

CDR - STS51-D, STS51-J

August 17, 2023

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Rear Admiral Thomas Kenneth Mattingly (Ret.USN)

CMP - Apollo 16

Shuttle Pilot - STS-4

CDR - STS-51C

October 31, 2023

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Col. Frank F. Borman II (Ret.USAF)

Command Pilot - Gemini 7

CDR - Apollo 8

Novenber 7, 2023

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Dr. Mary Cleave

Mission Specialist, STS-61A, STS-30

November 27, 2023

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Dr. William Thronton

NASA Medical Research and Crew Physician 

Mission Specialist - STS-8, STS-51B

January  11, 2024

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L.D. "Lee" Solid

Developement Engineering Lead, Rocketdyne

February 4, 2024

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Please contribute to one or both of these fine institutions, who work to keep the dream alive for furture generations!

Click on the lnks below to see their websites and make donations.

 

The Astronaut Memorial Foundation