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#1 2017-07-15 09:08:35

From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
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Remembering the fallen and Honoring them

This is the post from NasaWatch: … onsid.html


House Approves Apollo 1 Memorial At Arlington
By Keith Cowing on July 14, 2017 5:00 PM.
Keith's note: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) submitted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that sets aside $50,000 stating "The Secretary of the Army shall, in consultation with the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, construct at an appropriate place in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, a memorial marker honoring the three members of the crew of the Apollo I crew who died during a launch rehearsal test on January 27, 1967, in Cape Canaveral, Florida." … 212321.pdf

Ranking Member Johnson's Statement on House Vote to Establish Apollo 1 Memorial

Ranking Member Johnson's Statement on House Vote to Establish Apollo 1 Memorial

"Today, the House of Representatives voted to establish a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the crew of the Apollo 1 mission, who perished in a spacecraft fire 50 years ago. It was included as an amendment by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) in H.R. 2810, the "National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018" (NDAA). The House approved NDAA this morning by a vote of 344-81."

This is something that should have already happened and those of others that have fallen in the name of human space travel as well should be part of this memorial...


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