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Just A List Of Names

Sun Feb 02, 2003 8:55 pm

Simulator 23 March, 1961

Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko.

Apollo 1 January 27, 1967

Virgil Grissom
Edward White
Roger Chaffee

Soyuz 1 24 April, 1967

Vladimir Mikhailovich Komarov

Soyuz 11, 29 June, 1971

Georgi Dobrovolsky
Viktor Patsayev
Vladislav Volkov

X-15 #3, November 15, 1967

Michael J. Adams

STS-51(Challenger) January 28, 1986

Francis Scobee
Michael Smith
Ellison Onizuka
Judith Resnik
Ronald McNair
Gregory Jarvis
Christa McAuliffe

STS-107(Columbia) Febuary 1, 2003

Rick D. Husband
William C. McCool
Michael P. Anderson
David M. Brown
Kalpana Chawla
Laurel Clark
Ilan Ramon

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RE: Just A List Of Names

Sun Feb 02, 2003 9:16 pm

Yuri Gagarin- although he died in a MiG 15 crash not in a spacecraft but he was training for a mission.
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RE: Just A List Of Names

Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:29 am

i was gonna say yuri gagarin died in a plane crash.

but how many people didn't die in space? what is the ratio?
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RE: Just A List Of Names

Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:40 am

Michael Adams did not die on a mission. If we included all those who died on outside activities, the list would run very long, including people like Gagarin, Eliot see, Charlie Basset, and a lot more.

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RE: Just A List Of Names

Mon Feb 03, 2003 12:06 pm

Michael Adams died flying the X-15 test vehicle.

During the fatal flight he reached an altitude of 266,000 feet, some sixty thousand feet higher then the point where Columbia broke up yesterday.

At a speed of Mach 5 and an altitude of 233,000 feet the craft yawed to the right and entered a spin. Adams almost recovered at 100,000 feet but the control system circumvents the pilots control and the aircraft broke up.

Adams was posthumously awarded astronaut wings for this flight since he broke the 50 mile standard that Air Force uses to award astronaut wings.

My understanding was that Yuri was not training for a mission but on a currency flight to maintain his pilot proficiency not training for a numbered mission. There have been several other astronauts killed on these training flights that I also chose not to list here.
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RE: Just A List Of Names

Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:55 pm

Just names...

...names of those who would challenge death, defiantly go forward for us all.

They remain eternally in the heavens.
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