View Full Version : 45 years ago today.....

01-27-2012, 09:01 PM
We lost 3 brave souls in the space race...

Apollo 1: The Fire That Shocked NASA

NASA s Apollo program began with one of the worst disasters the organization has ever faced. A routine prelaunch test turned fatal when a fire ripped through the spacecraft s crew cabin killing all three astronauts. Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire, a tragic and preventable accident. There were warning signs, similar accidents that had claimed lives both in the United States and abroad. The Apollo 1 crew could have been saved from a gruesome death.

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R.I.P. heroes. :Taps4:

01-27-2012, 11:18 PM

01-27-2012, 11:24 PM
Pioneers and heros that must never be forgotten.

01-27-2012, 11:32 PM
I was in Nam when that happened. and the first moon walk. we heard about the walk but not this disaster till mons later

01-30-2012, 12:03 PM
Roger Chaffee was from my hometown of Grand Rapids. Everything in GR that isn't named for Gerald Ford is named for Chaffee, it seems.