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Report of Apollo 201 Review Board

Report of Apollo 201 Review Board

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Published by Bob Andrepont
NASA report on the Apollo 1 Fire investigation.
NASA report on the Apollo 1 Fire investigation.

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REPORTFAPOLLO04REVIEWBOARD
TO
THEADMINISTRATORNATIONALAERONAUTICSNDSPACEADMINISTRATION
(NASA-T#I-84105)REPORT
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APOLLO
SPACECRAFT
The
spacecraft(S/C)consistsof
alaunch
escapesystem(LES)
assem-
bly.
command
module
(C/M),
servicemodule
(S/M).andthespacecraft/lunar
module
adapter(SLA).TheLESassemblyprovidesthemeansfor
rapidlyseparating
theC/MfromtheS/Mduringpadorsuborbitalaborts.The
C/Mforms
the
spacecraftcontrol
center,containsnecessaryauto-maticandmanualequipmentto
control
andmonitorthespacecraft
systems,
and
contains
therequiredequipmentforsafetyandcomfortofthecrew.TheS/Misacylindrical
structure
locatedbetweentheC/MandtheSLA.It
contains
thepropulsionsystemsforattitudeandveloc-ity
chan_emaneuvers.Most
ofthe
consumables
usedinthemissionare
stored
intheS/M.TheSLAisatruncated
cone
whichconnectstheS,'Mtothelaunchvehicle.Italsoprovidesthespacewhereinthelunar
module
(L/M)iscarriedonlunarmissions.
TESTINPROGRESSATTIMEOFACCIDENT
Spacecraft
012
wasundergoing
a
"PlugsOutIntegrated
Test"
at
thetime
of
the
accidentonJanuary27,1967.OperationalCheckout
Proce-
dure,designatedOCPl:O-K-0021-1applied
tothistest.
Within
thisreportthis
procedureisoften
referredto
asOCP-0021.
TESTSANDANALYSES
Results
of
tests
and
analyses
notcompleteatthe
timeof
publicationof
thisreport
willbecontainedinAppendixG,AddendaandCorrigenda.
CONVERSIONOFTIME
Throughoutthisreport,time
is
stated
in
Greenwich
MeanTime(GMT).Toconvert
GMTtoEasternStandardTime
(EST),subtract
17
hours.
Forexample,23:31GMTconvertedis6:31
p.m.
EST.
For
salebytheSuperintendent
of
Documents,U.S.GovernmentPrintingOfficeWashington,D.C.20402-Price$1.25
 
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INRFPtYREFERTO
NATIONALAERONAUTICSANDSPACEADMINISTRATION
APOLLO
204
REVIEWBOARD
April
5,
1967
The
HonorableJamesE.Webb
Administrator
National
Aeronautics
and
Space
AdministrationWashington,D.C.20546DearMr.Webb:Pursuanttoyourdirectiveas
implemented
bythememorandumofFebruary
3,
1967,signedbytheDeputyAdministrator,Dr.
Robert
C.Seamans,Jr.,theApollo204
Review
Boardherewithtransmitsitsfinal,
formal
report,eachmemberconcurringineachofthefindings,determinations,andrecommendations.FrankBorman,Col.,USAF
Sincerely,
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,
Dr.RobertW.VanDolah
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CharlesF.Strang,Coi.,-US._jtF"-ZGeorg_'C.Wh
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