Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Launch Pad 34

At the Kennedy Space Center, NASA has preserved the Apollo 1 launch pad at launch complex 34 in memory of the three astronauts, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, who lost their lives here in a fire on January 27, 1967 during a routine training exercise. You can see flowers left by the pad in the foreground. More photos of the site by Shaun O'Boyle here.