Fort Myer in Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
United States Space Shuttle Challenger
28 January 1986
In grateful and loving tribute to the brave crew of the United States Space Shuttle Challenger. 28 January 1986
Francis R. (Dick) Scobee
May 19, 1939
Michael J. Smith
April 30, 1945
Ronald E. McNair
October 21, 1950
Ellison S. Onizuka
June 24, 1946
S. Christa McAullife
September 2, 1948
Judith A. Resnick
April 5, 1949
Gregory B. Jarvis
August 24, 1944
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 sun-lit silence hov'ring there. I've chased the shouting wind along
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • Notable Events • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 28, 1986.
Location. 38° 52.602′ N, 77° 4.447′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. It is in Fort Myer. Marker is in ANC Section 46, off Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Attempt to Rescue American Hostages Held in Iran (here, next to this marker); United States Space Shuttle Columbia (here, next to this marker); Canadian Cross of Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army (within shouting distance of this marker); 385th Bomb Group (within shouting distance of this marker); American Special Operations Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Bulge (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Maine Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for the Challenger Disaster. (Submitted on September 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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