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Gus Grissom (1926–1967)


Gus Grissom was born on April 3, 1926 in Mitchell, Indiana, USA as Virgil Ivan Grissom. He was married to Betty Grissom. He died on January 27, 1967 in Cape Kennedy, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Alternate Names:

Lt. Colonel Gus Grissom | Lt. Colonel Virgil Grissom | Virgil I. Grissom | Virgil Grissom

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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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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 space is worth the risk of life.

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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. See more »

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