Space: Fireproofing Apollo

"Fire in the spacecraft!" is a distress call the National Aeronautics and Space Administration hopes never to hear again. In the aftermath of last January's Apollo fire, NASA is spending more than $100 million to that end. By the time Astronauts Wally Schirra, Bonn Eisele and Walter Cunningham lift off a launch pad for the first manned Apollo flight next year, their spacecraft should be virtually fireproof.

Engineers and technicians began working on fireproofing soon after the tragedy. Since then, just about every conceivable combustible has been removed from the moon-bound spacecraft....

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