In memory of brave explorers

Astronaut Edward H. White II along with Astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee, the primary crew of the first manned Apollo space flight, went through the water training exercise about five miles in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Galveston, Texas on Oct. 27, 1966. Astronaut White leans out the hatch of the Apollo spacecraft as he inflates a rubber raft during emergency procedure training. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky)

February 01, 2013 8:34 pm  • 

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"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

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