God Speed Crew Of Apollo One - 45 Years Ago Today

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2012/01/27 15:34:07 (permalink)

God Speed Crew Of Apollo One - 45 Years Ago Today

I am a history buff, and one of my heroes growing up was Virgil I Grissom.  It could be because he was a fairly local man (90 minutes from here is where he was raised and his public memorial is located).  it could be because I wanted to be an astronaut (and still do).
 
Today January 27, 1967 at 18:31 hours (6:31pm) a wire arced in a pure oxygen enviroment, sparking a fire that consumed copious amounts of velcro and wires, and everything else inside the Apollo One capsule.  The inward opening doors that were BOLTED shut.  In less than a minute they were gone.
 
Virgil I "Gus" Grissom
Roger Chaffee
Ed White II
 
Ad Astra Per Aspera
RIP - you will always be remembered
 
http://news.yahoo.com/apo...ed-nasa-115200793.html
 
P.S.  Anyone know where Virgil Grissom got his nickname "GUS"??  (besides me)
post edited by CajunKing - 2012/01/27 15:43:07
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    Re:God Speed Crew Of Apollo One - 45 Years Ago Today 2012/01/27 16:37:52 (permalink)
    RIP Gus, Roger and Ed.
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