In memory of brave explorers

The three Apollo 1 astronauts met their death on January 27 high on this Saturn Apollo gantry shown in Cape Kennedy, Florida on Jan. 28, 1967, when a flash fire struck inside their spacecraft as they were simulating a launch countdown. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials escorted newsmen to the Saturn blockhouse (foreground) which is 1,000 feet from the base of the rocket. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

February 01, 2013 8:35 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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