Remembering the Life and Legacy of Roger Chaffee on His 80th Birthday

Roger Chaffee (right) was the only rookie member of the Apollo 1 crew, joining Commander Virgil “Gus” Grissom (left) and Senior Pilot Ed White (center). Photo Credit: NASA

Roger Bruce Chaffee—who would have turned 80 today (Sunday, 15 February)—has been out of this world for far longer than he was ever in it. His […]

'Tumbling End Over End': The Trauma of Gemini VIII (Part 2)

Dave Scott (left) and Neil Armstrong breathe the fresh air of Earth as the hatches of Gemini VIII are opened after splashdown. Photo Credit: NASA

Forty-eight years ago today, Gemini VIII astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott accomplished a key goal in America’s bid to land a man on the Moon by successfully rendezvousing […]

Retro Space Images: The Astronaut's Astronaut

Gus Grissom tests the fit of his spacesuit. Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

Grissom Suits Up — Apollo 1 commander and former Mercury and Gemini Program astronaut Gus Grissom is shown suiting up for an altitude chamber test at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1966.


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Gus Grissom: Remembering NASA's 'Forgotten' Astronaut

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NASA has opened a page on the birthday of NASA astronaut Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom celebrating the life of one of the space agency’s first astronauts. Grissom joined NASA in 1959 and flew the second manned mission, MR-4 (Mercury Redstone 4), in the one-man Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft in 1961. He […]

Looking Back: Day of Remembrance Held Marking 10th Anniversary of Columbia Disaster

NASA and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, along with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, held a “Day of Remembrance” to honor those that lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration, on Feb. 1, 2013, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia disaster. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio


Remembering Apollo 1

AmericaSpace image of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 34A during the memorial services for Apollo 1 held on Jan. 27, 2013. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The wind blew briskly off of the Atlantic Ocean as the 47th memorial service for the crew of Apollo 1 […]

Canaveral's Hidden Treasure: The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Public Tour

The United States Air Force offers a free tour to guests that encompasses some of the most historic locations at Cape Canaveral. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – With the current economic reality, many planning vacations along Florida’s Space Coast are having to scale back their plans. It turns out […]

AmericaSpace Exclusive: Gen. Thomas P. Stafford Interview

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – AmericaSpace was deeply honored to have Apollo astronaut Thomas P. Stafford sit down with us and discuss what made him want to become an astronaut, what his experiences were like in the early days of the Space Age and what his hopes were […]

Phoenix From The Ashes: The Fall and Rise of Pad 34 (Part 2)

After the first cry from Roger Chaffee (left), even super-fit Ed White (centre) was unable to release the first bolt from the command module’s inner hatch before he was overcome by fumes. The most likely origin of the fire was somewhere beneath the seat of Gus Grissom (right). Photo Credit: NASA

On the evening […]

Phoenix From The Ashes: The Fall and Rise of Pad 34

Haunting view of the deserted Pad 34 site, seen through the doorway of what was once the blockhouse. Here, on 27 January 1967, America's goal of reaching the Moon was placed in jeopardy in the most appallingly tragic way. Photo Credit: NASA

In a barren area of Cape Canaveral stands a gaunt, concrete and […]