On February 1, the Astronaut Memorial Foundation held its annual Day of Remembrance service at the Space Mirror memorial at Kennedy Space Center to commemorate the three fatal space accidents in US spaceflight history. In addition to speeches by the likes of Columbia Commander Rick Husband’s widow Evelyn Husband-Thompson and return-to-flight Commander Eileen Collins, this year also featured a musical tribute. Kyle Breese composed a song about the Columbia accident, called Sixteen Minutes from Home, that he performed live at this year’s Day of Remembrance service, with the refrain:
When you’re just 16 minutes from home
Know with us you are never alone
We will always remember the ones
Lost just 16 minutes from home
Below, the full memorial service at the Astronaut Memorial Foundation’s Space Mirror. The performance of Sixteen Minutes from Home begins at 27:47.