Roger Bruce Chaffee

Roger Bruce Chaffee

Personal: Born February 15, 1935, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Died January 27, 1967 in the Apollo 204 fire at Cape Kennedy. Was married, two children.

Education: B.S. in aeronautical engineering, Purdue University, 1957.

Spaceflights: None.

Was chosen in the third group of astronauts in 1963. Had been selected as lunar module pilot for the first Apollo flight.

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