|Virgil I. Grissom|
|Born||April 3, 1926|
Mitchell, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||January 27, 1967 (aged 40)|
Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S.
|Other occupation||Test pilot|
|Rank||Lieutenant Colonel, USAF|
|Time in space||5 hours, 7 minutes|
|Selection||Group 1 (1959)|
|Missions||Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1|
Grissom died along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (then known as Cape Kennedy), Florida. He was the first of the Mercury Seven to die.
References[change | change source]
- Zornio, Mary C. "40th Anniversary of Mercury 7: Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom". NASA. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Bredeson, Carmen (1998). Gus Grissom: A Space Biography. Countdown to Space. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers. ISBN 0-89490-974-6. LCCN 97-21343.
- Greenberger, Robert (2004). Gus Grissom: The Tragedy of Apollo 1. The Library of Astronaut Biographies. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. ISBN 0-8239-4458-1. LCCN 2003011980.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Gus Grissom at Wikimedia Commons