On an ordinary Friday evening, Jan. 27, forty years ago, the Apollo launch team was hard at work at Launch Pad 34 on Cape Canaveral. A full dress rehearsal was in progress for the Apollo 1 mission, the first manned mission in the Apollo Program. . . Forty years ago today Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee perished. For those who might be interested, NASA.gov has posted articles and a multimedia tribute. MSN Video is also playing a tribute video about Apollo 1 and all American astronauts that have lost their lives pursuing the exploration of space.