Often, the path of exploration, to push the boundaries of human existence, is paved with stories of tragedy. To venture into the unknown, and to attempt something no one else has ever done, is often a daunting, dangerous task. There has been no greater level of exploration conducted than when humans have attempted to leave their home planet and venture out into the extremely hostile environment of space. That path of exploration has been blazed with the loss of life of many enduring heroes, such as the astronauts that perished aboard the Space Shuttles “Challenger” and “Columbia.”

To remember these fallen explorers, the Stafford Air & Space Museum invites you to attend our first “Stories at the Stafford” presentation of the year entitled “Trials of Exploration: Remembering the Fallen Shuttle Heroes.”

The presentation will be held at the museum on Saturday, March 5, 7:00 pm in the Shuttle exhibit gallery. Max Ary, the museum’s director, will conduct a dramatic presentation using videos, images and artifacts not only to examine every event that led to these tragedies, but also to honor the fourteen brave souls who lost their lives aboard “Challenger” and “Columbia.”

Refreshments will be served. This event is free for our members, and $5 for non-members. Not a member? Sign up available at the event!