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Item 8298 - Apollo 1 Collection of Post Tragedy Review Documents Catalog 511 (Oct 2017)

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Poignant set of eleven official NASA press releases related to the Apollo 1 tragedy on January 27, 1967, including: release #4, January 27, 1967, listing the 27 launch crew workers who were treated for smoke and inhalation at the Cape Kennedy Dispensary following the Apollo 1 fire, and noting that only Donald Babbitt and J. D. Gleaves were held overnight for observation; release #9, January 28, concerning and listing the memorial services for the crew of Apollo 204, with Gene Cernan handling funeral arrangements for Roger Chaffee, Jim McDivitt for Edward White, and Wally Schirra for Gus Grissom; releases 10, 11, and 12, each dated January 29, announcing two new members of the Board of Inquiry, and detailing the transportation of the Apollo astronauts, as well as the military escorts that will accompany the bodies of the three Apollo astronauts, with pencil notations to #10; releases 14, 15, and 16, dated January 30, which lists the flights for the casket bearers for the Apollo crew, the participation of Ivring Pinkel, Thomas C. Hareff, and Robert W. Van Dolah as experts for the Board of Inquiry investigation on the deaths of the Apollo 1 crew, and the attendance of various NASA and military officials at the funerals the next day; release #22, February 1, relating to the appointing of Robert W. Van Dolah to the Apollo 204 board of review; release #38, February 17, relating to the start of Interium findings over the cause of deaths; and a release from July 6, with various ink notations to front and reverse relating to the shipping of the disassembled Apollo 204 spacecraft to NASA’s Langley Research Center for storage. Includes: an official color semi-glossy 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 1 crew; a partial article by Mary Bubb for Fairchild Publications, which relates to the funeral ceremonies of the Apollo 1 crew; and a TLS from Apollo 204 Review Board Chairman Floyd L. Thompson, dated May 2, 1967, thanking Walter J. Kapryan of the Apollo Spacecraft Program Office for his assistance. In overall very good to fine condition, with some toning a spots of staining to a few pages. Accompanied by three photos of the Apollo investigation. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte.

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