- For other uses, see Chaffee.
|Full Name:||Roger B. Chaffee|
|Born:||15 February 1935|
|Died:||27 January 1967|
|Affiliation:||United States of America|
|Final Assignment:||Apollo 1|
In the 1960s, Chaffee was assigned to NASA's Apollo 1 mission. Tragically, he died in an accidental fire on board the mission spacecraft during testing at Cape Kennedy, Florida on 27 January 1967. (ST references: Encyclopedia, Ships of the Line)
Chaffee was regarded as a father figure by the crew of the USS Defiant in the 2370s. They named one of Defiant's type-10 shuttlecraft after him as a reminder of the hazardous nature of space travel. (ST reference: Ships of the Line)