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Tragedy on Apollo 1

Apollo 1's command module (CM-012) was destroyed by fire during a test and training exercise on Jan. 27, 1967, at Pad 34 at Cape Canaveral atop a Saturn 1B rocket. The crew onboard were the astronauts selected for the first manned Apollo program mission: Command Pilot Gus Grissom, Senior Pilot Ed White and Pilot Roger Chaffee. All three died in the fire.