Posted on Jun 30 2016 in

Commander of the first manned Apollo mission, Hoosier astronaut Gus Grissom, from left, and his crew, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, not long before all three perished in a fire in their Apollo 1 space capsule, Jan. 27, 1967. Chaffee, a native of Michigan, like Grissom, was a Purdue graduate.