It is a pleasure to announce what will be happening in the near future. We are planning on sending men into space.
We are ready for the test flight.
President John F. Kennedy is announcing a project that he has been working on. He has been planning on bringing man into space.
The crew, Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, finally do a launch test in preparation for what was to come after waiting for hours to fix the problems in the spacecraft.
Everything was going well until the words "I've got a fire in the cockpit!" was heard coming from Grissom. A fire had started and was eating up all of the oxygen in the spacecraft and mission control started to hear screams.
Technicians ran to try and help the crew out of the fire, but they were too late and lost the crew to the flames.
Quickly, they are still in there!
No one made it out of the space craft alive. It was a sad day for all Americans as news of what happened spread.
The crew did not make it out of the fire in time, but their legacy lives on. Because of this tragedy, all space missions after this one became a lot safer and more advanced allowing them to finally succeed. While this was not a happy event, the crew did not die in vain.