Launch Pad Lecture: Some Gave All-the Apollo 1 Incident
January 6, 2017
3198 State Rte 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88310
The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held at 9 a.m. on the Museum’s first floor. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame. On January 27, 1967, tragedy struck the American space program when Apollo astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee perished during a preflight test for Apollo 204, later named Apollo 1 in honor of the crew. Was it avoidable? How did it happen? How was the space program affected? Join Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll for the Launch Pad Lecture on Friday, January 6, as he examines the accident that took the lives of three astronauts. The next Launch Pad Lecture will be on February 3, 2017 and the topic will be Around the World Times Three: The Flight of Friendship 7 with Museum Education Specialist Michael Shinabery. *The Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on Periscope and are available on the museum’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2SirhgX3NsxcREfOVLjHeA.