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Space Rocket History #135 – Apollo 1: The Investigation

June 4, 2019 @ 11:50 am

The tragedy of Apollo 1 was widely reported in the Soviet Union. The Soviets sent condolences and letters to the families of the men who had died. But, the Soviet Press criticized the US for an overzealous attempt to send men to the moon.

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Space Rocket History #134 – Apollo 1: Plugs Out – Part 2 – The Price of Progress

June 4, 2019 @ 11:35 am

When Deke Slayton and Stu Roosa arrived at pad 34 they saw ambulances waiting in vain at the base of the launch tower.  They boarded the small elevator and rode to level A-8, 218 feet up, and headed across the swing arm to the clean room…

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Space Rocket History #133 – Apollo 1: Plugs Out – Part 1 – The Fire

June 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am

The “Plugs Out” test scheduled for Jan 27, 1967 was not the first time that spacecraft 12 had been put through a simulated run with people on board…

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Space Rocket History #132 – Apollo 1: Astronauts – Part 2 – Chaffee

June 2, 2019 @ 9:46 am

“On my honor I will do my best, To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times;  To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” The Boy Scout Oath.

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