Astronomy - Astronauts: January 27, 1967 newspaper story of tragic Apollo 1 flash fire accident on Launchpad Complex 34 killed all three crew members—Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee—and destroyed the Command Module (CM).
Apollo Astronauts Virgil "Gus" I. Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B. Chaffee were to pilot the first manned Apollo mission. Tragically, during launch pad testing, a fire would asphyxiate the team.
Apollo 1 Prime Crew - Ed White, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Roger Chaffee. Apollo 1 never launched; a cabin fire during a launch pad test on January 1967 at Launch Pad Cape Canaveral, killed all three crew members.