Memorial Service for Challenger Crew Held

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a memorial service for the crew of the space shuttle Challenger in the Space Hall, National Air and Space Museum. Astronaut Sally Ride is one of the 650 people who attend.


  • Challenger (Space Shuttle)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Space Hall (NASM)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," March 1986, p. 1.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


February 4, 1986


  • Honor
  • Memorials
  • Space shuttles

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