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Dwayne Day

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posted 01-29-2007 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwayne Day   Click Here to Email Dwayne Day     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An excellent article on the alleged link between the death of cosmonaut Bondarenko and the Apollo 1 fire:

Could the CIA have prevented the Apollo 1 fire?
by John Charles
Monday, January 29, 2007

The 40th anniversary of NASA's first space-related fatal accident, the Apollo 1 fire on January 27, 1967, is an opportunity to consider one of the myths that have grown up around the tragedy: the claim that the CIA might have prevented the Apollo fire. An excerpt:

That NASA failed to grasp the lessons of those fires is regrettable, but it was not unusual. Only four days after the Apollo fire, the Air Force lost two veterinary technicians in a pure oxygen chamber fire. Clearly NASA's own object lesson was lost on the Air Force as well.

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