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2004-Jan-28, 03:32 PM
SUMMARY: NASA has memorialized the three members of Apollo 1 by naming terrain near the Spirit rover's landing site. Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee died in a fire when their capsule was being tested exactly 37 years ago. Grissom Hill is located 7.5 km to the southwest of Spirit's landing location; White Hill is 11.2 km to the northwest; and Chaffee hill is 14.3 km south-southwest.
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2004-Jan-28, 06:47 PM
2004-Jan-28, 07:26 PM
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2004-Jan-28, 09:32 PM
I entered the Name the Rover essay contest and Grissom was my choice for one of the rovers name... I'm happy that the astronauts of Apollo 1 are being reconized through the exploration of Mars- they really appreciate it.
2004-Jan-28, 10:25 PM
I read about the naming of the Martian hills after the astronauts that died in that terrible accident so many years ago this morning & I thought it was really a good idea. I think itīs good to remember those whose lives contributed to the forwarding of human space travel - even in their death!
May this example continue with the naming of other features on Mars (& other celestial bodies) after the men & women who contributed to making spaceflight possible! :)
2004-Feb-11, 09:22 PM
I think it is a very nice thing to do. B)
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