THE APOLLO 1 DISASTER AS IT HAPPENED LIVE ON TV

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  • SouthBayRick reply Thanks for uploading this historical video. In 1967, the City of Long Beach renamed some offshore islands in their memory. They are known as the Astronaut Islands, having been renamed in honor of four American astronauts who lost their lives in the service of NASA. Island Freeman (Theodore C. "Ted" Freeman) is named for the first astronaut to perish in active duty (piloting a T-38 Talon jet trainer) Island Grissom (Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom), Island White (Edward H. White II), and Island Chaffee (Roger B. Chaffee) are named after the Apollo 1 astronauts (launch pad accident).
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