As of May 2019 there are 25 NASA astronauts buried 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.
A page for each astronaut is available in the “Astronauts at Arlington” menu in the main navigation or in the lists above.
There are memorials at the cemetery to the crews of the final missions of Challenger and Columbia, and construction is pending for a memorial to honor the Apollo 1 crew.
These pages contain information from a variety of sources, including NASA’s web site, www.nasa.gov, and personal walks through the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia.
Photo taken on January 31, 2017, NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance. Wreaths were placed at the graves of Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee (shown here) and the Columbia and Challenger crew memorials.
- NASA Dedicates Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial
- Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial Approved for Arlington