Friday, January 27, 2017

In Memoriam

Lt-Col. Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom
Lt-Col. Edward Higgins White II
Lt-Cmdr. Roger Bruce Chaffee

50 years ago today


Steve said...

I did the Then and Now tour at the KSC Visitor Center a few years ago and that launch pad was one of the stops. Just to be able to walk around those sites was awesome. This one was no different, but knowing what happened there decades earlier was always on my mind. There's a plaque mounted on the remaining structure.

The guide also pointed out the silos where the Challenger remains are interred.

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Anonymous said...

I was a 6 year old Parochial School student in January 1967 watching the Apollo One test on television in class. Days later, Saint Williams Elementary School in Philadelphia, PA. gave all students grades 1-8 the day off to watch these men's GFuneral processions to Arlington National Cemetary. I watched that day with my mother and father and those images, and my love for the space program, continue undiminished to this day. Jerry.