Raising a glass to Apollo 1

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 tragedy (27th Jan 1967) in which flight commander Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee, died after fire swept through their Apollo spacecraft during rehearsals at Cape Kennedy.

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Apollo 1 is a moment in hIstory that we intend to pay our respects to in APOLLO. So today Matt and I were looking at a moment history forgot – the private drinks where a number of prominent astronauts including Neil Armstrong met after a presidential event to toast their fallen friends. Uncertainty surrounded the accident. Would the mission be scrapped? Matt and I want to use this event and the theme of death to dramatically build on the Apollo missions and what they meant for all involved.

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