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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:48 AM
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Remembrance: Apollo 1, January 27, 1967
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 09:21 AM by RT Atlanta
Today, 44 years ago, Astonauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee died in a fire inside their Apollo Command Module. The subsequent re-design of the Command Module following the fire led to many safety improvements (notably a re-designed outward opening hatch) that many believed permitted the moon landings to occur.

EDITED TO ADD QUOTE FROM GUS:

"If we die, we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."

- Gus Grissom

I raise an early glass this morning to those astronauts' contributions to the exploration of space and advancement of human knowledge.











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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:49 AM
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:03 AM
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2. Requiescat in Pace
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 09:04 AM by Richardo
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 03:20 AM
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3. "The conquest of space is worth the risk of life." - Wow. Compare that to
today's attitude toward space travel.
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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 08:42 AM
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4. The astronauts are true Heroes and role models
It's sad to me that folks like them, and all of the countless engineers and support teams of scientists, are not more looked up to by the youth of our society... contrast that with what they "really seem to 'care' about: video games, and whether Kim Kardashian screwed a new NBA player this weeek...."
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