Photo: NASA’s Associate Administrator for Space Flight William Readdy and Evelyn Husband, widow of astronaut Rick Husband, place a ceremonial wreath at the Space Mirror Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

During this dedication ceremony, the names of the STS-107 astronauts who lost their lives during the Columbia accident — Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Laurel Clark, Michael Anderson, David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, and Ilan Ramon — join the names of 17 other space heroes who gave their lives for the U.S. space program.

The “Space Mirror,” 42 1/2 feet high by 50 feet wide, illuminates the names of the fallen astronauts cut through the monument’s black granite surface.

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