National Aeronautics and Space Administration
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
FOR RELEASE: 02/01/2004
VIDEO NO: KSC-04-S-00031
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|It's been a year since the tragic loss of Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew of seven.
The Kennedy Space Center family hosted several events to mark the anniversary.
KSC's cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building is every Space Shuttle’s last stop on the road to the launch pad.
Now, it is also a permanent home to debris from Shuttle Columbia.
On January 29, a commemorative plaque was unveiled and a "Columbia room" was dedicated on the 16th floor.
The dedication took place in a private ceremony on NASA's first Remembrance Day.
On February 1, a public ceremony was held at the Space Mirror Memorial at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The mirror honors all NASA astronauts who have given their lives for the cause of space exploration.
John Herrington, NASA’s first Native American astronaut, was among many who attended a healing performed by members of the Shoshone-Bannock Native American Community in Idaho.
Students from Shoshone-Bannock High School had an experiment on STS-107 and wanted to honor the crew and their families.|
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