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Roger Bruce Chaffee
Birth: Feb. 15, 1935
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1967
Cape Canaveral
Brevard County
Florida, USA

Astronaut. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was an engineer, Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy and a NASA Astronaut in the Apollo program. On January 27, 1967, during a training exercise and pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission, Chaffee was killed, along with Astronauts Edward White and Gus Grissom in a command module fire, on the launching pad at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. During the 8 seconds that the fire raged, Chaffee stayed strapped to his seat and continued to relay emergency messages and vital information to the blockhouse while his two crew mates tried in vain to open the hatch. He posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal, Purple Heart and the US Navy Air Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 2502-F, Grid Q-15/16
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- tina
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- forever an angel
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Inducted in the International Space Hall of Fame in 1983. His plaque reads: "Member of Apollo 1 crew." Roger B. Chaffee was selected in 1966 as one of the pilots for the Apollo 1 mission, the first three-man Apollo flight. On January 27, 1967, Chaffee di...(Read more)
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 Added: Apr. 4, 2015
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