Apollo 1 Astronauts

Apollo 1 Astronauts

Astronauts Edward H. White II, command module pilot; Virgil I. Grissom, mission commander; and Roger B. Chaffee, lunar module pilot, lost their lives in a January 27, 1967 fire in the Apollo Command Module (CM) during testing at the launch facility. They were the prime crew selected for what would have been the first manned Apollo space flight, Apollo 1.