Erect in its gantry at the Cape, a 58-foot mercury-Redstone launch vehicle is prepared for flight. later, mercury spacecraft number 11, which is to be used in NASA's second manned suborbital space flight, will be added.
Apollo 1 Astronauts (l-r) Gus Grissom, Ed White, And Roger Chaffee, Photographed The Week Before The Fatal Fire At Pad 34, From Which Their Mission Was To Have Launched In February 1967. They Died January 27, 1967. / The Apollo 1 Launchpad Fire: Remembering Grissom, White and Chaffee | LIFE.com