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Gus Grissom: 2nd American in Space along with his fellows who perished in fire aboard capsule

Gus Grissom: 2nd American in Space along with his fellows who perished in fire aboard capsule

Virgil Ivan Grissom (1926–1967), better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (then known as Cape Kennedy), Florida.

Virgil Ivan Grissom (1926–1967), better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (then known as Cape Kennedy), Florida.

Virgil "Gus" Grissom (NASA Photo)

Virgil "Gus" Grissom (NASA Photo)

Gus Grissom (1926 - 1967) - Find A Grave Photos

Gus Grissom (1926 - 1967) - Find A Grave Photos

Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.

Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.

Gus Grissom's flight suit. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Florida.

Gus Grissom's flight suit. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Florida.

Virgil Ivan Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967), (Lt Col, USAF), better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Virgil Ivan Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967), (Lt Col, USAF), better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom's flight suit. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Florida.

Gus Grissom's flight suit. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Florida.

The original Mercury Seven astronauts: Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Gordo Cooper.

The original Mercury Seven astronauts: Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Gordo Cooper.

Gus Grissom and John Young - Gemini III

Gus Grissom and John Young - Gemini III

Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom    "If we die, we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life." - Gus Grissom, after the Gemini 3 mission, March 1965    Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967) was a United States Air Force pilot and one of the original Mercury 7 NASA astronauts. A native of Mitchell, Indiana, he was the second American to fly in…

Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom "If we die, we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life." - Gus Grissom, after the Gemini 3 mission, March 1965 Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967) was a United States Air Force pilot and one of the original Mercury 7 NASA astronauts. A native of Mitchell, Indiana, he was the second American to fly in…

Virgil Ivan Grissom, better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission. He was the first of the Mercury Seven to die.

Virgil Ivan Grissom, better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission. He was the first of the Mercury Seven to die.

Astronauts "Gus" Grissom, "Deke" Slayton and John Young ((left to right), get a kick out of Wally Schirra clowning in an old fashioned space suit liner.

Astronauts "Gus" Grissom, "Deke" Slayton and John Young ((left to right), get a kick out of Wally Schirra clowning in an old fashioned space suit liner.

wristwatchlover: “Mercury 7 astronauts Walter “Wally” Schirra, Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Malcolm Scott Carpenter. The latter clearly wore a Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut chronograph. (Photo: NASA) ”

wristwatchlover: “Mercury 7 astronauts Walter “Wally” Schirra, Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Malcolm Scott Carpenter. The latter clearly wore a Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut chronograph. (Photo: NASA) ”

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