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Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on the Apollo 1 Fire

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Astronaut Mike Mullane has some insights into the ramifications of the Apollo 1 fire. Also, Gus Grissom was buried at West Point and as a cadet Mike marched in his funeral.

The Apollo 1 Fire: “Tough and Competent”

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NASA's "Failure Is Not An Option" culture was born three days after the Apollo 1 fire.

The Apollo 1 Fire: Failure Was An Option

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"NASA believed that necessary and sufficient action had been taken to prevent a fire. Of course, all ignition sources had not been eliminated.”

The Apollo 1 Fire: “I’m burning up!”

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“Hey!” and Ed White broadcast, "I've got a fire in the cockpit!" The Apollo outer hull ruptured and all three astronauts were dead.

The Apollo 1 Fire: Not The First Apollo Astronauts To Die...

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Grissom, White and Chaffee weren't the first Apollo astronauts to die on the job. Four died in NASA training jet accidents. Why didn't they get more attention?

The Apollo 1 Fire: Astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee

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Astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee were American heroes destined to go to the Moon. Unfortunately, neither of them made it.

The Apollo 1 Fire: Astronaut Gus Grissom

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NASA’s “Failure is not an option” started after the Apollo 1 fire. Too late for Gus Grissom.