Senator Charles Schumer calls on NASA to collaborate with officials in Herkimer County to build a permanent monument in honor of challenger-astronaut Gregory Jarvis
Jarvis, who grew up in Mohawk, became one killed when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after launch on January 28, 1986.
Schumer urges NASA to work side by side with local planners, provide their expertise and share artifacts to make the project possible  The Gregory B Jarvis Middle School in Mohawk bears the name of Jarvis.
Last year, school students along with officials and community officials signed and revealed a scroll calling on NASA Heper to honor Jarvis
] Astronaut Gregory Jarvis has demonstrated the best in America and has always taught us to reach for the stars. He's worth preserving his legacy for generations to come, and I commend Herkimer County leaders for leading this important project, "Schumer said. Jarvis was a hero dear to many in the community, and his key role in promoting NASA's scientific and space research efforts should be firmly anchored here in Herkimer County.