Cape Canaveral Obituaries

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  • Monday Jan 30 | via 

    Fallen astronaut Roger B. Chaffee: His life in pictures

    Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee pictured on Sept. 10, 1964. Chaffee died in the Apollo 1 fire during a test at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 27, 1967 along with astronauts Virgil Grissom and Edward H. White II.


  • Saturday Jan 28 | via 

    50 years after Apollo disaster, a memorial for 3 men...

    Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee stand at Launch Complex 34 in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Jan. 17, 1967. The three would die 10 days later during a training exercise on the launch pad.


  • Saturday Jan 28 | via The Toronto Star 

    Apollo I astronauts commemorated 50 years after cata...

    There was a solemn memorial Friday for Gus Grissom , Roger Chaffee and Ed White died in a flash fire that engulfed their Apollo I capsule during a routine training mission on Jan. 27, 1967. Apollo I astronauts, left to right, Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee at Launch Complex 34, Cape Canaveral, Fla., 10 days before they were killed in a fire on the launch pad.


  • Thursday Jan 26 | via 

    NASA displays the scorched Apollo 1 capsule hatch 50...

    This 1967 file photo shows the charred interior of the Apollo I spacecraft after a fire which killed astronauts Ed White, Roger Chaffee, and Virgil Grissom on Jan. 27, 1967 Roger Chaffee, Edward White II, and Virgil Grissom, practice for their launch test in the Apollo Mission Simulator at Cape Kennedy, Fla In this Jan. 31, 1967 file photo, mourners attend the burial of astronaut Virgil Grissom at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va In this Jan. 31, 1967 file photo, a horse-drawn caisson carrying the body of astronaut Virgil Grissom travels to the Arlington National Cemetery This undated photo made available by NASA shows the Apollo 1 crew, from left, Edward H. White II, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, and Roger B. Chaffee A relic from America's first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts at the start of ... (more)


  • Jan 23, 2017 | via 

    Landmarks, On and Off Earth, Honor Apollo 1 Astronau...

    A football field used by the schools surrounding NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston will take on a new name later this week in commemoration of the Apollo astronauts who died in a fire on the launch pad 50 years ago. The field at Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City, Texas, will be known as "Apollo Field" for a period of one year beginning Thursday , during which time the Clear Creek Independent School District , working with NASA, will remember the tragedy through events and special features.


  • Jan 16, 2017 | via The Gillette News-Record 

    Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, die...

    In this Dec. 12, 1972, photo provided by NASA, Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan holds the lower corner of an American flag during the mission's first Extravehicular activity on the moon. NASA announced that former astronaut Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, surrounded by his family.