Turning Point (1993–1999)

Race to the Moon: The Tragedy of Apollo One 

A look back at the tragedy of the Apollo 1 pad fire, which killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, and almost derailed the entire U.S. manned space program.

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Episode credited cast:
Peter Jennings ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Borman Frank Borman ... Himself
Eugene Cernan ... Himself (as Gene Cernan)
Martha Chaffee Martha Chaffee ... Herself - Roger Chaffee's Widow
Roger B. Chaffee ... Himself (archive footage) (as Roger Chaffee)
Sheryl Chaffee Sheryl Chaffee ... Herself (as Sheryl Chaffee Marshall)
Gus Grissom ... Himself (archive footage)
Jesse Owens Jesse Owens ... Himself - Apollo Systems Engineer
Rocco Petrone Rocco Petrone ... Himself - Apollo Launch Director
Wally Schirra Wally Schirra ... Himself
Robert Seamans Robert Seamans ... Himself
Alan Shepard ... Himself
John Tribe John Tribe ... Himself -Apollo Systems Engineer
Guenter Wendt ... Himself - Apollo Pad Leader
Edward H. White II ... Himself (archive footage) (as Ed White)
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A look back at the tragedy of the Apollo 1 pad fire, which killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, and almost derailed the entire U.S. manned space program.

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21 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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