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Remembering Apollo 1, NASA's First Major Disaster

46 years ago yesterday, veteran astronaut Gus Grissom; first American spacewalker Ed White, and rookie Roger Chaffee were killed in a cabin fire during an Apollo 1 launch pad test. The first majorly-fatal accident in NASA's history, the fire was caused in part by the cabin's pure oxygen atmosphere and a number of other dangerous design flaws that were correct over the 20 month delay that followed the incident. Read More >>

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