Before the Fire

Veteran space reporter Jay Barbree recalls Apollo’s darkest day.

Jay Barbree (left)and Gus Grissom around the time of the astronaut's Gemini 3 flight in 1965. (Courtesy Jay Barbree)

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Then words no one would ever understand followed by a scream and –


From the book Live from Cape Canaveral: Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today by Jay Barbree. Copyright © 2007 by Jay Barbree. Reprinted by permission of Smithsonian Books/Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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