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Information about Roger Chaffee on the memorial. It reads

Roger B. Chaffee

February 15, 1935
January 27, 1967

Born in Grand Rapids Michigan, Lt. Commander U.S.N. Roger Chaffee and fellow astronauts Gus Grissom and Ed White lost their lives on January 27, 1967, at Cape Kennedy, Florida. A flash fire consumed their Apollo spacecraft during a full-scale simulation in preparation for the scheduled launch on their Apollo Mission.

Chaffee and Grissom are buried in adjacent plots in Arlington National Cemetery. White is buried in the United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point.

Roger Chaffee on the Astronaut Memorial at the former Michigan Space and Science Center
Time picture taken Sat Sep 28 13:42:07 2002
Location picture taken Museum Grounds
Michigan Space & Science Center
Jackson, MI
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