Today in History - February 21

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Sunday, Feb 21 2016 by

1966 – The official inauguration of the 6.7 km trial track for Aérotrain 01 between Gometz-le-Châtel and Limours.

Aérotrain Prototypes #1 and #2 (StreetView)
Aérotrain Prototypes #1 and #2

1967 – The original planned launch date for Apollo 1. The date was cancelled when a fire in the capsule during a test killed the three astronauts, Virgil Ivan Grissom, Edward Higgins “Ed” White, II, and Roger Bruce Chaffee.

Apollo 1 (StreetView)
Apollo 1