APOLLO 1 : AS-204

Apollo 1 insignia

Apollo 1 prime crew

Edward H.White.II:CMP, Virgil I. Grissom:CDP, Roger B. Chaffee:LMP (Left to right)

Mission Status

Launch date(Projected) 21.Feb.1967
Mission Designation AS-204 / SA-204
Launch Pad PAD 34A
Spacecraft
CSM CSM-012
LM (not loaded)
Launch vehcle
Type Saturn IB
First Stage S-IB-204
Second Stage S-IVB-204
Prime crew
Commander Pilot:CDP Virgil I. Grissom
CM Pilot:CMP Edward H.White.II
LM Pilot:LMP Roger B. Chaffee
Backup crew
Commander Pilot:CDP Walter M. Schirra, Jr
CM Pilot:CMP Donn F. Eisele
LM Pilot:LMP Walter Cunningham
Mission Objective
First manned Apollo space craft mission. Test of launch facility, tracking and control system. Performance test of Apollo/Saturn booster. Earth orbit flight for maximum 14 days.
Mission Result
January 27, 1967. Tragedy struck on the launch pad during a "plugs out" test. The three astronauts lost their lives when a fire swept through the Command Module

CSM-012 Apollo1
BLOCK1. RCSs align tandem above hatch. Scimitar antenna on CM. Appearance of SM is very different toward BLOCK2.

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