Sad Anniversary, Apollo 1

I met Amy Shira Teitel at the Science Online 2012 conference, and we had an interesting conversation about the risks of spaceflight. Have a look at this extensive coverage by Amy of the Apollo 1 fire, which happened 45 years ago.


  1. #1 RBH
    January 27, 2012

    Man, reading about the Apollo 1 fire is really hard. At that time I worked in the Development & Evaluation Lab at Honeywell in Minneapolis testing Apollo control system components. When the news of the fire came we were utterly stunned.

  2. #2 StevoR
    January 28, 2012

    Lot of sad anniversaries at this time of year. Columbia disaster was Feb. 1st too wasn’t it?