Sunday, 26 January 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Monday 27th January 2014

On This Day (1)
January 28th 1829 birth of Isaac Roberts

Isaac Roberts (27 January 1829 - 17 July 1904) born in Wales Roberts was a  business man who became an accomplished astronomer, he pioneered the astro photography of nebulae.

An example of Isaac Roberts` photography, the Andromeda Nebulae

On This Day (2)
January 27th 1967 Apollo 1 Disaster

On January 27th 1967 the Apollo 1 mission was undergoing tests with the astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee on board,  a fire in the command module tragically killed all three astronauts. Their deaths would ensure that safety procedures were incorporated into future Apollo missions.

Apollo 1 

The tragic crew of Apollo 1

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