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    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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    Agreed.
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    Pioneers and heros that must never be forgotten.
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    I was in Nam when that happened. and the first moon walk. we heard about the walk but not this disaster till mons later
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    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.
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