18 times the speed of sound
a wreckage of shuttle,
fire, dreams & stars.
"If we die, we want people to accept it.
We're in a risky business, and we hope that
if anything happens to us
it will not delay the program.
The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."
- Gus Grissom, responding to a reporter,
at a press conference
for the first manned Apollo mission.
He died in the Apollo 1 fire on January 27, 1967.