“We built a new spacecraft from the ashes of Apollo 1 and here 21 months later we’re flying people to the moon.” Jerry C. Bostick Flight Dynamics Officer Mission Control Center (Gemini and Apollo Programs)
It was to have been just an ordinary dress rehearsal on the launch pad. But instead in an instant it was a tragedy.
NASA astronauts Gus Grissom Edward White and Roger Chaffee were strapped in their seats in their command module atop a Saturn IB rocket. Their mission would test this new spacecraft in Earth ... read more