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On this day in 1967 the Apollo 1 crew were lost in a fire aboard the spacecraft during a countdown rehearsal.

 

RIP Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee

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1 hour ago, Bengalensis said:

A very sad day. RIP

Only the beginning... Tomorrow is the Challenger anniversary, and Saturday is Columbia. Strange how the three darkest days in NASA's history fall within one calendar week.

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I can still remember the photo of the burnt out capsule on the front page of the Daily Mirror. Horrifying.

 

Graham

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You can see from this unofficial photograph that they were not confident in the Apollo Command Module at all - 

 

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