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Today is Friday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2006 with 338 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2005 with 319 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2005 with 338 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2004 with 320 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2004 with 339 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2003 with 319 to follow.
By United Press International

All astronauts know the risks involved

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Every person who has gone into space has shared both the knowledge of and anxiety over the risks involved -- including the fact that more than a few other missions nearly resulted in disasters.
PHIL BERARDELLI, UPI Deputy Science and Technology Editor

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2003 with 338 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Fire triggered a series of huge explosions at an army weapons depot in a crowded residential area of Lagos, Nigeria, on this date in 2002. There also was a mass evacuation. The death toll topped 1,000.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for January 27-February 2.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2002 with 319 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2002 with 338 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 27. Three American astronauts -- ?Gus? Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee -- died when fire broke out aboard the Apollo-1 spacecraft during a launch simulation at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on this date in 1967.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 21.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Roger Bruce Chaffee (February 15, 1935 – January 27, 1967) was an American aeronautical engineer, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. Chaffee was killed along with fellow astronauts Gus Grissom and Ed White during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at the Kennedy Space Center. Chaffee was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart and the United States Navy Air Medal.

Roger Bruce Chaffee was born February 15, 1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was an Eagle Scout, and graduated from Central High School. He attended Illinois Institute of Technology and earned a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1957. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma social fraternity, and the National Engineering Society and the Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Gamma Tau engineering honor societies.

He married Martha Horn in Oklahoma City on August 24, 1957. They had two children, Sheryl Lyn and Stephen.

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