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Old 01-27-2014, 06:48 PM   #17
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On January 27th 1967 a fire claimed the lives of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. A spark ignited the nearly 100% Oxygen atmosphere killing the 3 astronauts leading to a total redesign of the capsule by NASA and their contractors. Sadly this was not the last time NASA experienced "GO FEVER" but it would be the inspiration for the Gene Kranz "Kranz Dictum", one of the greatest speeches ever.

Per Deke Slayton Gus would have been his choice to be the 1st man on the moon.

RIP and God Speed to the crew of Apollo 1.
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