Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial

Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial (HM1AXM)

Location: Portage, MI 49002 Kalamazoo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 13.734', W 85° 33.316'

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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 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.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 619220 N 4676201
Decimal Degrees42.22890000, -85.55526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 13.734', W 85° 33.316'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 13' 44.04" N, 85° 33' 18.96" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2966 E Milham Ave, Portage MI 49002, US
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