NASA honors Columbia space shuttle’s fallen astronauts
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NASA honors Columbia space shuttle’s fallen astronauts

On the 25th of January, NASA honored the fallen astronauts of the space shuttle named Columbia which met a disastrous fate about 15 years ago killing all those aboard. The space agency organized an event to honor the dead which was followed by a musical tribute constructed by the heir of the very first astronaut from Israel.

The event venue was at the Kennedy Space Center where Tal Ramon, a songwriter, and singer, joined many others to remember the crew and many other astronauts that were killed during their duty while serving the space agency. The Columbia Space Shuttle shattered into pieces on the Texas sky just about a few minutes ago before landing in Florida. This disastrous event took place on February 1st in 2003. The seven astronauts who died in the space shuttle included Ilan Ramon, Kalpana Chawla, and others.

Ramon’s son had two songs written in tribute to the dead which was in the Hebrew language that he played along in the keyboard. After this, Ramon along with the relatives of the astronauts who were killed during the mission showed their honor by placing orange, pink and yellow roses on the memorial designed in a granite monument with 24 names engraved in it.

Before Ramon began with his performance, he told the crowd that he was very emotional to be here with the crowd remembering his father. The event also had forest ranger named Gregory Cohrs. He was one of the very first people who reached the scene of the tragedy and worked about three months searching over the area in search of debris. It was also an overwhelming experience for him. Currently, he is employed at Kisatchie National Forest located in Louisiana.

NASA honored the 24 who died in three different accidents. The first being Columbia, the second was Apollo 1 fire disaster and the last but not the least Challenger Shuttle disaster. Seven others included plane crash while training or any other business during official work.