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 - Mitchell, IN - NASA astronaut - Second American to fly in space

Virgil Ivan Grissom better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. Born in Mitchell, Indiana.

Astronauts Gus Grissom/ Edward White/ Roger Chaffee in front of the launch pad, 1967. They were to pilot the first manned Apollo mission. Tragically, during launch pad testing, a fire would asphyxiate them. The mission was originally designated the Apollo 204, but was renamed Apollo 1 in their recognition

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Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee in front of the launch pad, 1967 ~~ The three astronauts stand in front of the launch pad before the tragic events of the Apollo 1 mission.

"Gus" Grissom (1926 - 1967) One of the orginial Mercury 7 astronauts, he died in a fire on the launch pad while strapped into the Apollo 1 capsule for a test

"Gus" Grissom - The second American in space. Grissom was the first American astronaut to go in to space twice. He participated in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. The news of his death on Apollo 1 was a truly sad day.

Astronaut Gus Grissom meet Purdue Exponent reporters Sue Holloway and Charles Mohler. Copyright Purdue University Libraries. All rights reserved.

Astronaut Gus Grissom meet Purdue Exponent reporters Sue Holloway and Charles Mohler. All rights reserved.

GUS GRISSOM IN SPACECRAFT PRIOR TO LAUNCH OF GEMINI 3 - 8X10 NASA PHOTO (AA-375)

Gus grissom in spacecraft prior to launch of gemini 3 - 8x10 nasa photo (aa-375)

Gus Grissom, Nasa Photos, Spacecraft, Gemini, Space Shuttle, Apollo, Mercury, Countries, Space Ship

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

Buy the Apollo 1 Astronaut White, Grissom & Chaffee Photo Print for sale at The McMahan Photo Art Gallery and Archive.

At the head of the table on launch morning, Gus Grissom looks serious ahead of becoming the first man to journey into space twice. Fellow as...

At the head of the table on launch morning, Gus Grissom looks serious ahead of becoming the first man to journey into space twice. Fellow astronaut Al Shepard (left) missed out on the command of Ge…

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Apollo 1 Prime Crew - Ed White, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Roger Chaffee. Apollo 1 never launched; a cabin fire during a launch pad test on January 1967 at Launch Pad Cape Canaveral, killed all three crew members.

On Jan. 27, 1967, veteran astronaut Gus Grissom, first American spacewalker Ed White and rookie Roger Chaffee (left-to-right) were preparing for what was to be the first manned Apollo flight. The astronauts were sitting atop the launch pad for a pre-launch test when a fire broke out in their Apollo capsule.

Remembering the Apollo 1 Crew

From left, Apollo 1 astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee pose in front of their Saturn 1 launch vehicle at Launch Complex 34 at the Kennedy Space Center. The astronauts later died in a fire on the pad.

Astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and John Young on Red Carpet on U.S.S. Intrepid on way to Debriefing after Completion of Gemini

Astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and John Young on Red Carpet on U. Intrepid on way to Debriefing after Completion of Gemini

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

Gemini astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young with Luman Harris, HOU, April 12, 1965

Gemini 3 astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young meet with Astros manager Luman Harris.

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