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Roger B. Chaffee
NASA astronaut
Nationality American
Status Deceased
Born (1935-02-15)February 15, 1935
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Died January 27, 1967(1967-01-27) (aged 31)
Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S.
Other occupation Test pilot
Rank Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
Selection Group 3 (1963)
Missions Apollo 1
Mission insignia Apollo 1 patch.png

Roger Bruce Chaffee (February 15, 1935 – January 27, 1967) was an American test pilot and astronaut. He worked with the space program on the ground, helping astronauts who were flying in space. He talked to Gemini 4 during its mission, and NASA trusted him to fly special research jets to learn about how rockets worked.

Chaffee died along with fellow astronauts Gus Grissom and Ed White during a test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (then known as Cape Kennedy), Florida.

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