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Robert Pearlman
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Stephen B. "Jack" Clemmons, who as a North American Aviation spacecraft mechanical technician worked as part of the pad crew that helped to launch astronauts into space, died Sunday (June 1, 2014), according to his daughter. He was 82.

Clemmons was among the team on Launch Pad 34 the evening of Jan. 27, 1967 when a fire claimed the lives of the Apollo 1 crew. He recounted his experiences that day in an interview for collectSPACE in 2007.

I worked as a spacecraft mechanical technician for North American Aviation, the builders of the Apollo spacecraft. I was assigned to the second shift ground support crew working for Carl Black, supervisor, and James Gleaves, leadman, for the upcoming AS-204 flight, with Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee who were inside the craft with all the hatches secured.

The only part of the mechanical crew that night still on station was Jerry Hawkins, Gleaves and I.

Stephen was also a member of this community, having joined the site in 2004. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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Oh my gosh...that is too bad. I am very sorry to hear that. I hope his book and his story get published somehow.

May he rest in peace.

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A good man gone, along with a wealth of stories. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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I enjoyed Mr. Clemmons' unique insights and will miss him. He and his family are in our prayers.

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I had the pleasure to meet and spend time with Steve on a few occasions. I was very much looking forward to his book. I hope it can be published.

Rest in Peace sir and thank you.

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Heartbroken. Grateful, though, he shared his firsthand recollections with us all.

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