Cape Canaveral Obituaries

Cape Canaveral Obituaries

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  • 16 hrs ago | via The Washington Post 

    Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo astronaut who walked on th...

    Captured by a fish-eye lens view, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan B. Shepard, foreground, and Edgar D. Mitchell work in a lunar module simulator at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 1970. Edgar D. Mitchell, an astronaut who was spiritually transformed by his journey to the moon in 1971 and who devoted much of the rest of his life to exploring esoteric realms of science, psychic phenomena and the existence of extraterrestrial beings, died Feb. 4 at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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  • Wednesday Feb 3 | via Bangor Daily News 

    Danny Allen Philbrick

    Danny Allen Philbrick, 48, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. He was surrounded by friends and family.

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  • Monday Feb 1 | via RiverBender.com Obits 

    Richard M. Abbott

    Richard M. Abbott, age 92, of Cape Canaveral, Florida formerly of Chesterfield, Missouri died Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Cape Canaveral Hospital. Richard was a retired District Manager for Shell Oil Company in St. Louis.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via St. Augustine Record 

    30 years since Challenger: Teacher-in-Space finalist...

    After placing a wreath, daughters and sons of astronauts who have died look up at the names of their loved ones on the Astronaut Memorial during a Day of Remembrance Ceremony on the 30th anniversary of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger tragedy, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. From foreground are Sheryl Chaffee, daughter of Apollo 1 astronaut Roger Chaffee who died in the Apollo 1 fire on Jan. 27, 1967; Kathie Scobee Fulgham and Air Force Maj.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via The Daily Commercial 

    30 years since Challenger: Teacher-in-Space finalist...

    After placing a wreath, daughters and sons of astronauts who have died look up at the names of their loved ones on the Astronaut Memorial during a Day of Remembrance Ceremony on the 30th anniversary of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger tragedy, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via Daily Mail 

    Family of Challenger victims gather for memorial on ...

    The day America's space dream almost died: Families mark the 30th anniversary of the Challenger explosion which killed seven astronauts On January 28, 1986, Americans across the country took a break from their work, or from class, and found their way to a television to watch the space shuttle Challenger take off from Cape Canaveral. Seventy-three seconds later, the nation gave a united gasp as the shuttle exploded like firework across the bright blue sky - killing all seven crew members on board.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via Alabama Live 

    How cities across the country memorialized the Chall...

    In the aftermath of the Challenger disaster on Jan. 28, 1986, many Americans looked for ways to channel their grief and honor the memories of the crew members who died. Monuments and memorials of all shapes and sizes were erected in the years following the tragedy, from simple markers to sculptures to a replica of the shuttle.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via The Washington Post 

    Challenger explosion

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via WTEN-TV Albany 

    30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronautsa ...

    Seven members of the challenger crew died on the morning of January 28, 1986 when a booster engine failed, causing the shuttle challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch. While preparing for the anniversary, we took a look back at the archives and found this gem! Watch the video above to see NEWS10ABC's Ryan Peterson interviewed, by us , when he was 10-years-old.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Remembering the Challenger 30 years later

    For a dedicated group, the legacy of Christa McAuliffe is defined by her ability to inspire children, not the failed space shuttle launch that claimed her life 30 years ago. “I feel, here is this vibrant woman who lived for 37 years, and I hate to see her whole legacy boiled down to 73 seconds,” said Jeanne Gerulskis, executive director of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, N.H. “It's really important to remember who she was and what is her lasting legacy.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via St. Petersburg Times 

    Editorial notebook: Remembering the loss of a hometo...

    Thirty years ago today, I watched a hometown hero, Christa McAuliffe of Concord, N.H., die before my eyes on international TV. She was supposed to be the first teacher in space.

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  • Wednesday Jan 27 | via The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas 

    'That was so numbing' - Hutchinson remembers Challen...

    There were dangers, such as the fire during training that killed the astronauts of Apollo 1 and an explosion in outer space that threatened the crew of Apollo 13. But those had faded into history by the mid-1980s.

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  • Wednesday Jan 27 | via Daily Herald 

    Images: The Challenger disaster

    In this 1986 file photo, members of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident walk past the solid rocket boosters and the external tank of a shuttle being fitted in the Vehicle Assembly building at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. This Jan. 28, 1986 photo provided by NASA shows icicles on hand rails of the space shuttle Challenger's service structure on the morning of its final launch from Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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  • Wednesday Jan 27 | via National Geographic 

    The Challenger Astronauts Deserve a Memorial-in Space

    On the 30th anniversary of the shuttle disaster, we wonder: What's the best way to remember those who gave their lives to explore space? At Kennedy Space Center, the names of 24 astronauts are carved into the Space Mirror Memorial, which commemorates those who lost their lives in the process of space exploration. Here, the daughter of Theodore C. Freeman touches her father's name.

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  • Wednesday Jan 27 | via Voice of America 

    NASA Remembers Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

    The space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Jan 28, 1986. NASA held an emotional memorial service at Cape Canaveral, Florida Thursday for the seven astronauts killed when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded moments after launch 30 years ago.

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  • Wednesday Jan 27 | via Brush News-Tribune 

    Challenger space shuttle tragedy left lasting imprin...

    Thirty years later, he remembers where he was that day with painful clarity: on the roof of the launch control center, with the families of the seven crew members aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Jim Voss, then a supporting player who would later fly five shuttle missions, recalls a sense of disbelief when the spacecraft broke apart high above Cape Canaveral, Fla., and claimed the lives of the men and women who had become his close friends.

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  • Tuesday Jan 26 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Remembering the Challenger after 30 years

    For a dedicated group, the legacy of Christa McAuliffe is defined by her ability to inspire children, not the failed space shuttle launch that claimed her life 30 years ago. “I feel, here is this vibrant woman who lived for 37 years, and I hate to see her whole legacy boiled down to 73 seconds,” said Jeanne Gerulskis, executive director of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, N.H. “It's really important to remember who she was and what is her lasting legacy.

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  • Monday Jan 25 | via The Lakeland Ledger 

    Verkler III, Grant Judson

    GRANT JUDSON VERKLER III, 66 WINTER HAVEN - Grant Verkler III, 66, of Winter Haven passed away on 1/22/16. Graveside service will be at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 1/28, 12:30 pm.

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  • Tuesday Jan 19 | via WDUV-FM Saint Petersburg 

    Storm Cleanup Continues

    This weekend's deadly storms have left two people dead and four children in the hospital. Steven and Kelli Wilson died and their four grandchildren injured when a tornado tossed their mobile home off the foundation Sunday morning in Duette.

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  • Friday Jan 8 | via The Lakeland Ledger 

    Francis, Barbara a. Francis Winter Haven - Barbara

    Be the first to share your memories or express your condolences in the Guest Book for BARBARA A. FRANCIS WINTER HAVEN - Barbara Francis. BARBARA A. FRANCIS 76 WINTER HAVEN - Barbara Francis, age 76, of Winter Haven, FL, and formerly of Pittsburgh PA, went to her heavenly reward on January 5, 2016.

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