I think victims' families were able to manage. Gus Grissom died on the pad in that flash fire, and his widow got published a book he had just about finished writing. Another book about him was published with her authorization. My house was once owned by Alan Shepard's sister and we were told by the last owner that Alan, not a victim, made out quite nicely for himself in any event.
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