Apollo-1 50 Yr. Anniversary Commemorative Patch


Apollo-1 50 Yr. Anniversary Commemorative Patch

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Apollo-1 Commemorative Patch issued in recogtition of the 50th anniversary of the fire that tragically took the lives of Apollo-1's crew on 27 January 1967.  Astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom (Command Pilot), Edward H White II (Senior Pilot) and Roger B Chaffee (Pilot) perished when the Apollo-1 capsule caught on fire during a dress rehearsal test destroying the Command Module.  The name of Apollo 1 was officially retired by NASA in commemoration of them on April 24, 1967.  A solemn ceremony took place at Launch Complex 34, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida (the site of the fire) on 27 January, 2017 in rememberance of the 50 year anniversary of the tragedy.

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