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"If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of…
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Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center opens its new exhibit on the Apollo 1 crew Gus Grissom, Ed White II and Roger Chaffee.
Apollo Space Program
In this Aug. 4, 1966 file photo, command pilot Virgil Grissom speaks during a news confere...
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: President John F. Kennedy awards the Collier Trophy to the seven Mercury astronauts in the White House rose garden.
Gus & John Young
John Young Astronaut
Gus Grissom John Young Astronauts 1965
ASTRONAUT GUS GRISSOM ANS JOHN YOUNG IN WASH D.C
Brother of Virgil Grissom visits boyhood home in Indiana
Air Cadet Gus Grissom at the controls of his T-6 trainer, a demanding aircraft. (Courtesy of Alfred Joe Dreyer)
Air Force Bases
Flight cadets Joe Dreyer and Gus Grissom at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, in 1950. Dreyer added the prophetic caption. (Courtesy of Albert Joe Dreyer)
Man On The Moon
Andrews Air Force Base Feb. 26, 1962.
The Final Frontier
Project Mercury astronaut Virgil I. Grissom on the human centrifuge at the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory in Johnsville, Pennsylvania.
John Young, Mayor Wagner & Gus Grissom after getting medals. March 30, 1965.
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Johnson Space Center
Mission Gemini 3 Return And Press Conference.
The Mercury 7 astronauts in front of the Physiological Training Unit. ”
NASA NO. 61-MR4-61(S) 20 July 1961 Gus Grissom sits in the contour couch as pressure checks are conducted on his 20 lb. Mercury Space Suite in the Personal Equipment Room, Hangar 'S' at the Cape.
July 1961 Reclining in a contour couch in Hangar S at Cape Canaveral, Mercury Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom relaxes while adjustments are made on his full-pressure suit by Joe W Schmitt, Space Task Group Suit Specialist. NASA NO. 61-MR4-23
24 May 1962 Gus Grissom, MA-7 Capsule Communicator, is seen at his console as he talks to Scott Carpenter during the mission. NASA No. 62-MA7-104
Gus Grissom with suit technician Joe Schmidt NASA NO. 61-MR4-21
Mercury Seven Astronauts.Photo from collection of Claude Patterson
Two By Two
members of the original seven and the second group of nine eat iguana steak during tropic survival training in the Panama Canal Zone.
Out Of This World