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NASA displays Apollo 1 command module hatches 50 years after fatal fire | collectSPACE

Half a century after a fire claimed the lives of three of its astronauts, NASA has placed on display the hatches from the flame-damaged Apollo 1 command module, marking the first time any artifact from the capsule has been on public view.

Astronomy - Astronauts: January 27, 1967 newspaper story of tragic Apollo 1 flash fire accident on Launchpad Complex 34 killed all three crew members—Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee—and destroyed the Command Module (CM).

Astronomy - Astronauts: January 27, 1967 newspaper story of tragic Apollo 1 flash fire accident on Launchpad Complex 34 killed all three crew members—Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee—and destroyed the Command Module (CM).

Greek God Apollo - God of the Sun, of Sight and Guardian of Oaths. Emblem and guarantor of cosmic order for all things under his sunlit domain.

Greek God Apollo - God of the Sun, of Sight and Guardian of Oaths. Emblem and guarantor of cosmic order for all things under his sunlit domain.

Three astronauts who perished during the Apollo I early rocket test are honored by a plaque at their abandoned base.

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Why was Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon and not Buzz Aldrin and how many times has the moon been landed on?

FIFTY years ago on July 20 Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the historic first step on the surface of the moon. He’s stated he was apparently “never” asked his opinion of w…

Apollo 1 cover of Life Magazine after their deaths on January 27th, 1967. Their launch date was set for February 21st, 1967.

Apollo 1 cover of Life Magazine after their deaths on January 27th, 1967. Their launch date was set for February 21st, 1967.

Apollo 1 command module fire, illustration

Apollo 1 command module fire, illustration. This fire, in the command module of the Apollo 1 spacecraft, occurred on 27 January 1967 during a routine simulated launch test.

Apollo 11: Four things you may not know about the first moon landing - BBC News

Fifty years on, here are four things that made the Apollo Moon programme one of humankind's greatest technological achievements.

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