Apollo 1 Astronauts

Apollo 1 Astronauts Working by the Pool

This print of Apollo 1 Astronauts Working by the Pool made me smile. It shows them practicing water egress procedures in a swimming pool at Ellington Air Force Base (EAFB), Houston, Texas. Astronaut Edward H. White II rides life raft in the foreground. Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee sits in hatch of the boilerplate model of the spacecraft. Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, third member of the crew, waits inside the spacecraft. June, 1966.

I totally want one of these prints for our studio! Available over on PrintCollection.

10 Comments leave a comment below

  1. I think this is a great picture, but what it leads makes it really tragic to me. I think it would make me sad to see it all the time.

  2. Agreed. Wonderful photo, sad story. It’s hard to look at it knowing what was coming for those three.

  3. It does makes you smile if you forgot they burned to death inside the capsule.

  4. Is it acceptable to sell for profit NASA images?

  5. They are probably in the public domain, so yes, it is acceptable.

  6. I thought the same thing as some of the Commenters. This photo would remind me of the tragedy every time I saw it. Not just an “Astronauts Playing in the Pool” photo.

  7. Caption is wrong. That is Virgil Grissom on the raft by the spacecraft.

  8. Great photo if it just had any other astronauts. Damn shame about losing those guys.

  9. Ah LOVE this shot