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Offline Peter B

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50th anniversary of Apollo 1 accident
« on: January 26, 2017, 01:20:32 AM »
27 January 1967...

Lest we forget that the perils of space exploration can strike home even here on Earth.

Offline bknight

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Re: 50th anniversary of Apollo 1 accident
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 09:01:41 AM »
Perils of course, but also with NASA becoming complacent as ALL previous spacecraft had been test in 100% oxygen and no accidents, so why would they PLAN for one?  That oversight was quickly and devastatingly exhibited.
RIP Gus, Ed, Roger.
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