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We can't forget January 27, 1967

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#1 jkaiser

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

Lets remember the loss of astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, Roger Chaffee who all lost there lives on the launch platform in the apollo 1 capsule during tests....God speed.

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#2 Rick Woods

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Amen to that.
Per aspera ad astra - but this particular aspera could have been avoided.
God, what a horrible day that was.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

End of January and early February are a tragic week for NASA from Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:18 AM

That is an awesome photo of three true American heroes.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

That is the best photo I've seen of those three American heroes.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

know what the sadest thing is?
kids today don't even know who they were.
The photo is a great one I actually have this as an 8x10 framed and on my office wall. Along with my autograghed photo of Werner Von Braun.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Amen to that.
Per aspera ad astra - but this particular aspera could have been avoided.
God, what a horrible day that was.


The people working on this program were the best of the best. But heck, that could not see how dangerous an oxygen rich pressurized environment would be???!!!

Russia also had to learn the hard way when a pressurized oxygen environment of a test chamber burst into flame when an astronaut inadvertently tossed an alcohol swab onto a hot plate.

Pesse (It boggles the mind in hind sight.) Mist

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

And Grissom recognized the problem, but didn't mention it for fear of getting bumped from the crew. This was related much later by one of the other Apollo astronauts.
(Source - the DVD "Shadow of the Moon"; I'm not making this up!)

#9 Matthew Ota

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

Any of us who were alive and lucid in 1967 remember the crew of Apollo 1.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

Tragedy. One of the 3 astronauts that bore my family name (no relation whatever as far as anyone knows) was my personal hero. Never forget.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:43 PM

Those at NASA who saw the whole thing going on in the capsule live on their TV screen and heard the screaming will be marked forever.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:43 AM

went to the astronaut memorial at arlington. It is really close to the tomb of the unknown soldier. I highly recommend a trip there to anyone.






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