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Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial

 
 
Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
1. Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial
Inscription.

Gregory B. Jarvis
August 24, 1944
January 28, 1986


Born in Detroit Michigan, Payload Specialist, Gregory Jarvis and his crew members, Ellison Onizuka, Michael Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Francis Scobee, Ronald McNair and Judith Resnick lost their lives on January 28, 1986. Shortly after launch from Cape Kennedy, Florida, an explosion consumed their Challenger space shuttle.


Roger B. Chaffee
February 15, 1935
January 27, 1967


Born in Grand Rapids Michigan, Lt. Commander U.S.N. Roger Chaffee and fellow astronauts Gus Grissom and Ed White lost their lives on January 27, 1967, at Cape Kennedy, Florida. A flash fire consumed their Apollo spacecraft during a full scale simulation in preparation for the scheduled launch on their Apollo mission.


Oh, I have slipped
The surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies
On laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed.
And joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds—
And done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—
Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind
Along and flung
My eager craft
Through footless halls of air,
Up, up the long delirious
Burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights
With
Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
2. Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial
easy grace,
Where never lark,
Or even eagle, flew;
And, while with silent,
Lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity
Of space,
Put out my hand,
And touched the face of God.
 
Location. 42° 13.734′ N, 85° 33.316′ W. Marker is in Portage, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker can be reached from Portage Road south of E. Milham Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo near the entrance to the picnic pavilion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6151 Portage Road, Portage MI 49002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. For A Pal (a few steps from this marker); Kalamazoo Celery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Kalamazoo School Case (approx. 4.2 miles away); Epaphroditus Ransom (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kalamazoo College (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kalamazoo Gazette (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Women's Club in Michigan (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Gregory Jarvis - Challenger Memorial on Sea and Sky. (Submitted on September 26, 2013.)
2. Roger Chaffee Biography - NASA History. (Submitted on September 26, 2013.)
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
3. Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial
Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
4. Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial
Near entrance to Kalamazoo Air Zoo picnic pavilion
Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
5. Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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