One of the things I wanted to make sure we saw at Kennedy Space Center was the Space Mirror Memorial. We saw a lot of memorials in various places this summer, but this one is particularly striking to me. I’m sure it’s partly because of my long interest in the space program, but I also think it’s because the design is just so well thought out and perfect. The angle of the memorial makes it so that the all that is reflected on the surface of the mirror is the sky and the American flag, and the names of our lost astronauts are a stark white that stands out even against reflected clouds.
I hope they never need to add another name to this memorial.