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Apollo 1 Crew

 

Apollo 1 Crew

(L) Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom

(C) Edward H. White II

(R) Roger B. Chaffee

Crew Spaceflight Histories


Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom*

Mission
Mercury 4
"Liberty Bell 7"
Gemini 3
Apollo 1
Dates
July 21, 1961

March 23, 1965
January 27, 1967
Role
 

Commander
Notes
2nd US citizen in space

First manned Gemini flight
Died in Apollo 1 fire


Edward H. White, II

Mission
Gemini IV
Apollo 1
Dates
June 3-7, 1965
January 27, 1967
Role
Pilot

Notes
First US spacewalk
Died in Apollo 1 fire


Roger B. Chaffee

Mission
Apollo 1
Dates
January 27, 1967
Role

Notes
Died in Apollo 1 fire


Apollo 1 Backup Crew:

Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
Donn F. Eisele
Walter Cunningham