5 Portrayals |
Lt. Colonel Gus Grissom | Lt. Colonel Virgil Grissom | Virgil I. Grissom | Virgil Grissom
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Did You Know?
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 space is worth the risk of life.
He was killed on 27 January 1967, along with astronauts Roger B. Chaffee
and Edward H. White II
, when a fire swept through the capsule of the Apollo I spacecraft during a rocket test at Cape Kennedy, Florida.