Local Man To Be Honored In Space Shuttle Flight

A Carteret County native will be honored during NASA's final space shuttle flight that is scheduled to lift off Friday.

Captain Michael Smith, of Beaufort, was killed during the Challenger explosion in 1986. Smith will be honored through the presence of the honor flag on board the shuttle.

The honor flag is an American flag that is a traveling memorial to those who lost their lives serving their community and country. It will fly with Space Shuttle Atlantis into space today to remember the 23 American Astronauts killed in duty.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:28 PM
    Thank you for honoring a family member.
  • by Patsy Cline on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    You still live in the hearts of your loved ones!
  • by Delta929 on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM
    I know his family is so proud of all his accomplishments and I wish them all the best. God Bless you all.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jul 8, 2011 at 09:03 AM
    witn should honor LAVONE & Barlow as both seam to be space cadet's.
    • reply
      by voter on Jul 8, 2011 at 05:13 PM in reply to pete
      great comment,,,,one of your best. snake will be proud.
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