Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Apollo 1's Command Module

Title: 
Apollo 1's Command Module
Full Description: 
This photograph shows Apollo 1's Command Module a day after the fire that took the lives of astronauts Lt. Col. Virgil "Gus" Ivan Grissom, Lt. Col. Edward Higgins White II, and Lt. Cdr. Roger Bruce Chaffee. The photograph was taken in the White Room at Launch Complex 34 where the Command Module was taken. The exterior effects of the intense heat of the flash fire can be seen. An investigative board was promptly set up to examine the accident and identify the cause of the fire. The final report gave the results of the investigation as well as detailed suggestions for major design and engineering modifications, revisions to test planning, manufacturing procedures, and quality control. With these adjustments, the Apollo program became safer and successfully sent astronauts to the Moon.
Date: 
01/28/1967
NASA Center: 
Kennedy Space Center
Subject Category: 
Apollo-1
Keywords: 
1
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Moon
facet_where: 
Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
facet_when: 
01-28-1967
facet_when_year: 
1967
Image #: 
BurntCapsule
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2003-00057.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2003-00057
Center: 
KSC
Center Number: 
BurntCapsule
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2003-00057
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
NASA