This is the first of three anniversaries marking the loss of NASA astronauts. We honor the lives of Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee, who lost their lives 51 years ago today. Godspeed, Apollo 1.
“If we die, we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life.”
— Gus Grissom