Post by LunarOrbit on Jun 27, 2005 10:51:30 GMT -4
I think an accident was inevitable... if it hadn't happened during the Apollo 1 test then maybe it would have happened in space. The original Apollo capsule was seriously flawed.
But even if there wasn't an accident I don't think it would have allowed NASA to land on the moon any earlier than they did because the LM was behind schedule and still wouldn't have been ready.
One thing that I do believe would have been different is that I think Gus Grissom would have been the first man on the Moon. Deke Slayton said he wanted one of the Mercury Seven to be first... and Grissom would have been the only one still flying since Slayton and Shepard were grounded and the others had left NASA by 1969.
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2005 10:52:04 GMT -4 by LunarOrbit