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5 Facts About Apollo 1

Here are 5 facts about Apollo 1

  • Apollo 1 was scheduled to be the first manned mission of the manned lunar landing program
  • The intended launch date was set as February 21, 1967
  • On a test pad launch on 27 January a fire killed all crew
  • They were Command Pilot Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee
  • The mission name Apollo 1 was chosen by the crew
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