Roger B. Chaffee, the Apollo astronaut you've never met. Acclaimed by fellow NASA astro-nauts, Roger was a brilliant young man whose future was tragically cut short. He, along with Gus Grissom and Ed White, were killed when a fire erupted inside their Apollo capsule. Sadly, the moon landing was a success because of their sacrifice. Many documentary films have told the story of the moon landing. But Roger's part in that story has not. NASA astronauts Mike Collins (Apollo 11) Gus Grissom (Apollo 1)... [see more] and Jack Lousma (STS-3 & Skylab) help tell why this space rookie was a great choice to pilot Apollo 1. Roger B. Chaffee -Aviator Ad Astra, pilot to the stars.