Apollo 1 - DVD
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Apollo 1 - DVD
Over four hours of material documenting the mission and accident of Apollo 1. Includes rare training footage, crew in the simulator, visiting
The Apollo 1 CrewGus Grissom - Spacecraft Films-produced tribute to Apollo 1's Command Pilot. Features footage from Liberty Bell 7, Gemini 3 and Apollo 1. Includes rare footage of Gus getting his astronaut's wings and more.
Ed White - Spacecraft Films-produced tribute to Apollo 1's Senior Pilot. With rare footage of White at a Brooks Air Force Base appearance, material from his Gemini 4 flight, and rare footage of the receipt of his astronaut's wings.
Roger Chaffee - Spacecraft Films-produced tribute to Apollo 1's Pilot. Footage includes mission training and
The First Apollo Visit to North American - Footage from a prime crew visit to North American Aviation to check out their spacecraft. Audio from press conference announcing Apollo 1 crew. (25:15)
Visit to Marshall Space Flight Center - Footage from a prime crew visit to Marshall. Audio continues from press conference announcing crew. (12:11)
Altitude Chamber - Footage from altitude chamber runs with the Apollo 1 spacecraft, including footage of suitup. Audio from Apollo 1 simulation run and commentary by Spacecraft Films' producer Mark Gray.
Simulator - Footage from press day with the crew inside the command module simulator. Audio from debriefing at end of an Apollo 1 simulation. (13:32)
Press Day - At pad 34, photo opportunity for the press with the crew with the pad 34 structures in the background. Audio commentary by Mark Gray. (6:00) Emergency Egress - Walkthrough of emergency egress procedures. Audio clip from Gus Grissom talking about flight. (1:05)
The Accident - Spacecraft Films-produced timeline of the events during the accident, including comm from 30 minutes prior to the accident leading up to the accident.
Review Board - Post Fire Inspection - Press pool footage of the spacecraft still on pad 34 after the fire. Exterior, interior and areas immediately surrounding the spacecraft. Audio from an initial meeting of the Apollo Review Board. (5:30)
CM Removal - Preparation and removal of the command module from pad 34, transportation to the pyrotechnic installation building at KSC. Includes footage of the removal of the launch escape tower. Audio commentary by Stephen Clemmons, member of the NAA spacecraft crew on Pad 34 during the fire. (28:50)
SM Removal - Preparation and removal of the service module from pad 34 and transportation to the operations and checkout building at KSC. Audio from Joe Shea's comments to team a few days after fire. (12:12)
CM Disassembly - Footage of the disassembly of the spacecraft. Includes a look at various internal pieces removed while the CM was still on the pad (couches, etc.). Audio from ARB testimony of Jim Gleaves, on level 8, Pad 34 during fire. (38:54)
Block 1 Configuration - A look at the configuration of the Apollo spacecraft inside and out, from footage taken inside and outside of a spacecraft mockup and spacecraft 014. Audio from Borman team's inspection of spacecraft 1/29/67. (8:26)
Investigation - Sampling of footage showing some of the activities of the Apollo review board in searching for the cause of the accident. Audio from Borman team's inspection, continued.
Memorial Andrews Air Force Base - Grissom and Chaffee arrive at Andrews prior to their burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Inlcudes VOA transmission on astronaut's funeral arrangements (6:11)
Grissom Funeral - January 31, 1967 Arlington National Cemetery.
Chaffee Funeral - January 31, 1967 Arlington National Cemetery.
White Funeral - January 31, 1967 West Point Cemetery.
Bonus MaterialsGus Gets His Wings - Gus Grissom and Alan Shepard are awarded their astronaut wings. (B&W) (4:41)
Ed White At Brooks - Ed White's speech at Brooks Air Force base after his Gemini 4 flight, standing at the podium where JFK gave his last address. (22:30)
Photographs - Over 350 photographs surrounding the mission of Apollo 1, as compiled by J.L. Pickering, plus over 100 photos from the Apollo Review Board materials documenting the spacecraft and level 8 at pad 34. Images and footage courtesy NASA and the National Archives. Film to tape transfers by Bono Film and Video, Arlington, VA.