After 30 years of triumphs and challenges, the Space Shuttle program is being remembered in one special place. The Forever Remembered Gallery exhibit within the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex pays tribute to the spacecraft and emphasizes the importance of learning from the past.
BRPH worked closely with Delaware North Companies and NASA in the design and detailing of this permanent memorial designed to honor the crews of Challenger's STS-51L and Columbia's STS-107 missions.
Virtually every design decision made along the way had to be mindful of the unique and sensitive nature of the exhibit – including the families of the astronauts and the orbiter artifacts that have never before been on display. Fourteen display cabinets contain personal items of each of the 14 Columbia and Challenger astronauts which were donated by their families.
In addition to honoring the fallen, this display is a poignant tribute to the successes that marked three decades of spaceflight.
“It is the story of humankind’s evolving journey into space, the unknown, and the outer-reaches of knowledge, discovery and possibility. It is a story of hope. - Robert Cabana, KSC Center Director”RSS