As of January 2021 there are 26 NASA astronauts interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Learn more about these astronauts who served our country in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and International Space Station programs.
The photo on this page was taken on January 31, 2017, NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance. Wreaths were placed at the graves of Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee (shown in the photo) and the Columbia and Challenger crew memorials.
The information in this section comes from a variety of sources, including NASA’s web site, www.nasa.gov, and personal walks through the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery and research conducted over more than 20 years. More content will be added soon.
Arlington National Cemetery Explorer enables families, visitors and the public to locate gravesites. Desktop and mobile versions are available.
Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia Memorials
There are memorials at the cemetery to the crews of the final missions of Challenger and Columbia. Both are located just west of the Memorial Amphitheater near the mast of the U.S.S. Maine. Construction is pending for a memorial to honor the Apollo 1 crew. Photo credit NASA.
- Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
- Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial
- NASA Dedicates Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial
- Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial Approved for Arlington
- H.R. 2810 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 – includes approval for an Apollo 1 memorial