Accident: Apollo 1 (Fire)

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Accident: Apollo 1 (Fire) Gender: N/A
Apollo Saturn-204
born on 27 January 1967 at 06:31:05 (= 06:31:05 AM )
Place Cape Canaveral, Florida, 28n24, 80w36
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Timed official source
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Liefeld
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 06°50' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°12 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 24°10'

Accident: Apollo 1 (Fire) (Remains of the Apollo 1 cabin interior, charred by a fire that killed the entire crew)


Apollo 1 (initially designated Apollo Saturn-204 and AS-204) was the first manned mission of the U.S. Apollo manned lunar landing program.

The planned low Earth orbital test of the Apollo Command/Service Module never made its target launch date of February 21, 1967 because a cabin fire during a launch rehearsal test on January 27 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 34 killed all three crew members—Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee—and destroyed the Command Module (CM).

The name Apollo 1, chosen by the crew, was officially retired by NASA in commemoration of them on April 24, 1967.


  • compare to chart of Chaffee, Roger B. (born 15 February 1935). Notes: Crew member, on board
  • compare to chart of Grissom, Gus (born 3 April 1926). Notes: Crew member, on board
  • compare to chart of McDivitt, James (born 10 June 1929). Notes: Backup crew member
  • compare to chart of Scott, David (born 6 June 1932). Notes: Backup crew member
  • compare to chart of White, Ed (born 14 November 1930). Notes: Crew member, on board

Source Notes

NASA: Apollo 204 Review Board, Final Report: 3. Events From Initiation Of The T-10 Minute Hold At 23:20 GMT Until The Report Of Fire

"From the start of the T-10 minute hold at 23:20 GMT until about 23:30 GMT there are no events that appear to be related to the fire. The major activity during this period was routine troubleshooting of the communications problem. The records show that except for the communications problem, all systems were operating normally during this period. There were no voice transmissions from the spacecraft from 23:30:14 GMT until the transmission reporting the fire which began at 23:31:04.7 GMT (6:31:04.7 p.m. EST)."


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