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In Memorium: Apollo 1, STS-51, STS-107

January 21, 2008



America’s manned spaceflight adventure began with the sacrifice of these …

Apollo-1 – January 27, 1967






Virgil “Gus” Ivan Grissom, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
Edward Higgins White, II, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
Roger Bruce Chaffee, Lieutenant Commander, USN


I remember those that touched me before they touched the sky ….

sts51l.gif 51-L (25) – January 28,1986




And most recently … Columbia, February 1, 2003

180px-fallen_astronaut.jpg  Apollo 15 left this on the moon to commemorate FALLEN ASTRONAUTS


  1. January 31, 2008 8:17 pm

    Iban, These are the true modern pioneers, who are eclipsed today by nonsense. These were tragic headlines that became buried in the self importance of commercialism. Everyone of these human beings put their life on the line for the advancement of the whole human race. Today, people in uniform are putting their lives on the line for political and commercial advantage of a few leaders of countries and industry. There is a big disconnect here. Different kinds of sacrifice but tragedies, none the less. Today, so few even remember the names of these pioneers. Sadly, I worked closely with the Challenger crew. I worked too closely with the investigation that followed. That personal trauma allows me to never forget.
    January is the month for fallen Astronauts …

  2. Iban Nieto permalink
    January 31, 2008 8:05 pm

    thank you very much for remembering these dark days…

    may god cradle their souls 😦

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