On Feb. 1, 2003, seven astronauts died when damaged foam led to the aircraft disintegrating over Texas and Louisiana upon re-entry. President George W. Bush, in 2004, posthumously awarded the crew, along with those aboard Challenger in 1986, Congressional Space Medals of Honor celebrating their "meritorious efforts and contributions to the welfare of the Nation and mankind."
1. Thayer Public Library hosts Anime & Manga Club for kids at 1 p.m. and teens at 2:30 p.m.
2. The Braintree High School girls and boys varsity basketball teams play Brookline at 6:30 p.m. – girls away, boys home.
3. The Morrison School Store will be open today for grades 4 and 5.
4. It cools down in Braintree today, but the winds also slow, according to the National Weather Service. Should be clear with a high around 36 and winds in the teens and low 20s.
5. Activities today at the Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue include:
9:15 a.m. Exercise
10 a.m. Weight Loss Support
11 a.m. Tai Chi Class and Library van ride
Noon Pool Players
1 p.m. Women’s Poker