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50th anniversary Apollo 1 disaster

  1. OmegaCal66

    OmegaCal66 Jan 27, 2017

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    On Jan 27th 1967 a fire on the Apollo 1 killed astronauts Roger Chaffee, Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Ed White II, when a blaze erupted in their command module during preflight testing at Cape Kennedy’s Launch Complex.

    A fine article in today's Washing post gives details and background to the tragedy and covers the lasting effects on the families of the victims. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-news:page/in-the-news&utm_term=.f73d1ad04f79

    In pursuit one of the finest ever scientific and engineering achievements in history these three tragically gave their lives. Could have it been avoided possibly but these were men who risked there lives very day for the benefit of us all and we should pause to remember them.
     
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  2. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Jan 27, 2017

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    Rest In Peace Apollo 1.
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  3. w154

    w154 Jan 27, 2017

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  4. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 27, 2017

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    Terrible and avoidable tragedy. Still their sacrifice led to important safety and design improvements to the Apollo program.
     
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  5. TJH

    TJH Jan 27, 2017

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    Requiem En Pace
     
  6. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Jan 27, 2017

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    "We owe a lot to Gus, and Rog and Ed. They made it possible for the rest of us to do the almost impossible." -- John Young

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    image credit: NASA
     
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  7. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Jan 27, 2017

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    Three small, man-made islands (used to load petroleum products tankers) in Long Beach Harbor, California -- named to honour the fallen Apollo 1 Astronauts

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  8. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jan 27, 2017

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