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In memoriam


Today in 1967, Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee were killed in a fire during a test of the spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center.


  1. #1 brightmoon
    January 27, 2007

    OMG i remember that was horrible ..i was just old enough to remember when both Ham and Laika (the animals)were shot into space and i prayed for them both can’t imagine the complete shock i felt at the 1st human deaths from the USA space program …there was a sort of unstated national idea that God was on our side (and of course i was only about 12 at the time)

  2. #2 Abel Pharmboy
    January 27, 2007

    Thanks for remembering this, John. This day always gets lost since Challenger (anniversary tomorrow). In a scientific sense, these guys were the ultimate experimentalists and should always be remembered for their bravery and dedication. Great picture as well.

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