The Most Heartwrenching Photo of the Orion Launch

Since Orion launched on Friday, we've seen dozens of fabulous photos of NASA's EFT-1 mission, mostly of the majestic Delta IV Heavy launch at Kennedy Space Center. But this one is truly outstanding. » 12/08/14 10:37am 12/08/14 10:37am

Remembering Apollo 1, NASA's First Major Disaster

46 years ago today, veteran astronaut Gus Grissom, first American spacewalker Ed White, and rookie Roger Chaffee were killed in a cabin fire during an Apollo 1 launch pad test. The first majorly fatal accident in NASA's history, the fire was caused in part by the cabin's pure oxygen atmosphere and a number of other… » 1/27/13 2:00pm 1/27/13 2:00pm

Three Heroes In the Swimming Pool

These three people in funny white suits, floating in those yellow rafts are—from left to right—Apollo 1's Command Pilot Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Pilot Roger B. Chaffee, and Senior Pilot Edward H. White. They look so happy. » 10/14/10 10:40pm 10/14/10 10:40pm