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Apollo 1 - Exterior Fire Damage

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Image of a NASA photograph depicting visual exterior damage to the Apollo 1 Command Module after a fire.

All three Apollo 1 astronauts, who were working inside the space capsule when the fire occurred, died.  

The mishap caused NASA to implement procedural changes designed to hopefully prevent another such catastrophe from happening again.


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NASA image, online courtesy the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Insititution.

 

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