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Apollo 1
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Today is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 1 disaster when the crew - Virgil I.Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee - were killed when a flash fire erupted in their capsule during testing. Originally designated as AS-204, Apollo 1 was posthumously renamed and following missions would be numbered subsequent to the flight that never made it into space. Cleaned up and restored with Noise Ninja and Photoshop.

Credit: NASA.


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01/27/07 3:53 PM GMT
wonderful pic of our pioneers of space, great job on retouch, not overdone
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01/27/07 5:32 PM GMT
Great tribute Phil to a bunch of brave men at the beginning of our space age.
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01/27/07 6:07 PM GMT
As I was watching CNN, the story of the 40th anniversary of this tragedy came on-just as I was looking at this photo. A wonderful photo of these men who gave their lives for space exploration.
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01/28/07 12:46 AM GMT
Thanks for the reminder. They truly are heroes in my book.
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01/28/07 12:11 AM GMT
Excellent tribute to some very courageous individuals from the early days of the space program...Thanks for sharing...
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01/29/07 9:15 AM GMT
Thank you for posting this...A great picture of very brave men. :)
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01/29/07 11:51 PM GMT
Great picture! Of all the men. Roger B. Chaffee was from my hometown, he has his own Blvd, and a statue at the the Gerald R. Ford museum here!
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02/01/07 8:20 PM GMT
me<<<<<<<<<<<<<standing with a salute.
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07/21/09 3:34 PM GMT
Incredible timing*, on this, the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Heros, and pioneers both. Great post. Hope this comes around again, but until it does, I'll keep it in my faves.

*It was in the "perm" spot on the front page.
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