NASA Photo ID: S90-35348           File Name: 10074800.jpg
Film Type: 4x5 BW                  Date Taken: 04/20/90
Title: Langley Storage facility which housed remains of Apollo 204 craft

Description:
The Apollo 204 command module is seen in storage at Langley Research
Center in Virginia. The command module, damaged in the 1967 Apollo
fire, its heat shield, booster protective cover and 81 cartons of
related hardware and investigative data occupy 3,300 cubic feet of
warehouse storage space. Astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Roger
B. Chaffee and Edward H. White II perished in the Apollo 204
spacecraft fire on Jan. 27, 1967 on Launch Complex 34 at Cape
Canaveral. The hardware has been stored at Langley since 1967. PLEASE
NOTE UPDATE: In early May of 1990, NASA announced plans to move the
hardware and related data to permanent storage with the Challenger
debris in an abandoned missile silo at Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station (CCAFS), Florida. However, at month's end, NASA announced it
had decided to keep the capsule at Langley for an indefinite period of
time.

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