January 27, 2017 all-day

Apollo One Spacecraft fire 27 January 1967. Three American astronauts, Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee, died when fire suddenly broke out at 6: 31 PM, EST, in Apollo I during a launching simulation test, as it stood on the ground at Cape Kennedy, FL. First launching in the Apollo program had been scheduled for 27 February 1967.

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