Prime crew for the first manned Apollo mission practice water egress procedures with full scale boilerplate model of their spacecraft 3 Responses Colin Bell October 19, 2012 Another picture from the preparation for Apollo 1 is this famous story about Gus hanging a lemon on the simulator Reply alan_bickerstaff October 19, 2012 The Apollo 1 fire was a tragedy for all involved. The irony is, that if the fire hadn’t happened, the weaknesses in North American Aviation’s quality and management systems would not have been exposed. The result would probably have been a fatal accident in orbit or en-route to the Moon and would almost certainly have scuppered any attempt to fulfil Kennedy’s challenge of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth before the decade was out. It’s also generally accepted that, if the fire hadn’t happened, Gus Grissom would have been the likeliest candidate for commander of the first lunar landing. ReplyReport user Michael October 19, 2012 Definitely the “Right Stuff”….. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.