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Roger That! The Life of Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee

Roger That! The Life of Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee

Date and Time

Friday, February 17, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


  • West Wall Gallery L. V. Eberhard Center


Roger Bruce Chaffee was chosen to be one of America’s first Apollo astronauts as part of NASA’s program to send a man to the surface of the moon and back. Tragically, the 31-year old native of Grand Rapids died along with his two fellow crew members when a fire broke out inside their spacecraft during a routine test on January 27, 1967. The photo exhibition “Roger That! The Life of Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee,” honors the 50th anniversary of that tragedy and seeks to educate the public on his life and achievements. It is part of a two-day celebration that will be hosted by Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids Public Museum on February 10th and 11th. For more information, visit

CLICK HERE for GVNOW list of events on February 10 - 11, 2017. For More Information Contact: Leah Twilley in University Communications - 616-331-2221.



Art Gallery, 616-331-2563



This event also occurred on 3/1/2016, 1/13/2017, 1/16/2017, 1/17/2017, 1/18/2017, 1/19/2017, 1/20/2017, 1/23/2017, 1/24/2017, 1/25/2017 and 45 others


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