Friday, February 10, 2017

Remembering Apollo 1

Click the arrow to watch a film depicting the Apollo 1 exhibits. Image source: NASAKennedy YouTube channel.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opened a new exhibit on January 27, 2017, the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire. The exhibit, called Ad Astra Per Aspera, depicts the three astronauts, their lives, and the hatches from the capsule.

The exhibit joins other recent memorials added about the center.

Forever Remembered opened June 27, 2015 in the Space Shuttle Atlantis building. It features memorials to the crews lost on Challenger and Columbia, as well as the only public display of orbiter remnants.

Heroes and Legends opened on November 11, 2016. It incorporates the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame formerly located across the Indian River in Titusville, as well as some artifacts from the old Early Space Exploration exhibit. The attraction centers around the theme of defining the traits of a hero.

Below are photos I shot today inside the Apollo 1 exhibit.

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