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heng44
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posted 01-26-2018 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee pose on the steps of the Apollo Mission Simulator at the Kennedy Space Center a week before the fatal fire at Pad 34.

onesmallstep
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posted 01-26-2018 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice tribute to the crew, Ed. There are variations on the placement of the Apollo 1 crew patch, with some photos of the astronauts in training showing it on the shoulders and not the chest.

Incidentally, the CM simulator behind them is presently in storage at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Garber facility. The optics and other components (but not the crew compartment) were used in the filming of the miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon."

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 01-26-2018 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful crew photo, painful to stare at it for any length of time.

randy
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posted 01-26-2018 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
R.I.P.

dss65
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posted 01-26-2018 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Three genuine heroes. A lot of memories. Such a loss.

Panther494
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posted 01-26-2018 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent, thank you Ed.

SkyMan1958
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posted 01-26-2018 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've always wondered about the "rippled" look of the outer shell of the helmets for Apollo 1. Does anyone know what the theory (or the hardware inside the helmet) behind this look was? Clearly by Apollo 7 the helmets had gone back to a smooth outer shell.

Tom
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posted 01-26-2018 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very similar pose to the Apollo 8 crew photo.

oly
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posted 01-26-2018 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SkyMan1958:
I've always wondered about the "rippled" look of the outer shell of the helmets for Apollo 1.
My thought is that the visor cover would be made out of some kind of light weight plastic that needed the "ripples" to give it some strength. Post fire visor covers would be made out of a material that would be flame retardant and perhaps stronger.

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