John Glenn was the last surviving member of NASA’s remarkable first group of astronauts, the Mercury 7.
“NASA believed that necessary and sufficient action had been taken to prevent a fire. Of course, all ignition sources had not been eliminated.”
“Hey!” and Ed White broadcast, “I’ve got a fire in the cockpit!” The Apollo outer hull ruptured and all three astronauts were dead.
Astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee were American heroes destined to go to the Moon. Unfortunately, neither of them made it.