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.
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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.
Aug 7th, 2013 / 2:01 pm
Agreed. Wonderful photo, sad story. It’s hard to look at it knowing what was coming for those three.
Aug 7th, 2013 / 2:34 pm
The actual image is in the nasa archives @
Aug 7th, 2013 / 3:08 pm
It does makes you smile if you forgot they burned to death inside the capsule.
Aug 7th, 2013 / 3:45 pm
Is it acceptable to sell for profit NASA images?
Aug 7th, 2013 / 4:15 pm
They are probably in the public domain, so yes, it is acceptable.
Aug 7th, 2013 / 4:16 pm
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.
Aug 7th, 2013 / 6:05 pm
Caption is wrong. That is Virgil Grissom on the raft by the spacecraft.
Aug 8th, 2013 / 10:38 am
Great photo if it just had any other astronauts. Damn shame about losing those guys.
Aug 8th, 2013 / 11:46 am
Ah LOVE this shot
Aug 8th, 2013 / 6:17 pm