In June 1966, the Apollo 1 crew practices water egress procedures with a full scale boilerplate model of the spacecraft. In the water at right are astronauts Ed White and Roger Caffee. In the raft near the spacecraft is Gus Grissom. NASA swimmers are in the water to assist in the practice session that took place at Ellington AFT near the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, TX. On January 27th, 1967, the crew perished during a fire aboard the craft during launch rehearsal.
Also, surprise! I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned anything about my rats. Gus (top) and Merlin (bottom) are 2/3 of the boys I have. I’ll post separate pictures of Little Foot since he wasn’t sitting still.