Three astronauts killed from flash fire while onboard command module

Filed under:
Air and Space Events
Event date:
Saturday, January 27, 2018 (This event repeats every year)
Location:
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Description:

January 27, 1967

Three NASA astronauts were killed from a flash fire while onboard the command module during a launch pad test. The tragedy brought about changes in the Apollo program to improve safety. The AS-204 mission was redesignated Apollo I in honor of the crew.