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Whatever Became of the Apollo 1 Spacecraft?
On January 27, 1967, Apollo-Saturn (AS) 204, later named Apollo 1, was on the launch pad with the astronauts moving through ground simulations in what was called a “plugs out” test. The three astronauts to fly on this mission—Gus Grissom, … Continue reading
Posted in Apollo, Space Tagged Apollo 13, Apollo-Saturn (AS) 204, Betty Grissom, Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Challenger, Daniel S. Goldin, David Alberg, Ed White, Florida, Floyd L. Thompson, Gus Grissom, History, James E. Webb, Kansas Cosmosphere, Langley Research Center, NASA, Roger Chaffee, Titusville, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, U.S. Civil Space 10 Comments
Whatever Happened to the Apollo/Saturn Launch Towers?
Because of the rare experience of Apollo, there was little value placed on maintaining in working order the infrastructure that made the Moon landings possible. NASA, therefore, sought either to dispose of these relics with all dispatch or to alter … Continue reading
Posted in Apollo, History, Lunar Exploration, Science, Space, Space Shuttle Tagged 1960s, Apollo, Buzz Aldrin, Christopher Columbus, cold war, Don Nelson, Guenter Wendt, History, Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39, Launch Umbilical Tower, Michael Collins, Moon, Moon race, NASA, Neil Armstrong, public perceptions, Titusville, U.S. Civil Space 2 Comments