The medical readings showed Ed White’s pulse rate jumped off the charts – showed the three astronauts burst into instant movement.
The first call from Apollo 1 smashed into the launch team’s headsets.
One word from Ed White.
Then, the unmistakable deep voice of Gus Grissom.
“I’ve got a fire in the cockpit!”
Instantly afterward, Roger Chaffee’s voice:
Then a garbled transmission, and then the final plea:
“Get us out!”