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Gus Grissom (Virgil Ivan Grissom)

Last Updated: 21 Sep, 2022 | Views: 71

Age: 40

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Fighter Pilot, Test pilot, Mechanical Engineer

Higher Education: Bachelor of Science

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
03 Apr, 1926
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Indiana
Birth District
Mitchell
Birth Sign
Aries
Religion
Christianity
Nationalities
American
Died on
27 Jan, 1967

About Gus Grissom

About (Profile/Biography):

Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom, an American astronaut, was born on April 3, 1926. He served in the United States Air Force as an engineer and pilot. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) selected Virgil Ivan as one of its Mercury Seven. Virgil Ivan was the first astronaut who had flown in space twice and the second time an Astronaut Corps member had flown in space. Unfortunately, in a pre-launch test at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Cape Kennedy), Florida, Grissom, and fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee were killed.

Career:

In 1959, Grissom was selected as one of the first seven astronauts.

In 1961, Grissom flew Mercury-Redstone 4, which he named Liberty Bell 7, the second Project Mercury flight.

In 1965: He served as command pilot during Gemini's first manned flight.

In 1945: The couple had two children when Grissom married Betty Moore.

On March 23, 1965: Molly Brown lifted off successfully from Pad 19 with Grissom and Young at the controls. Gus carried two watches for Scott and Mark that were specially engraved. The diamond ring Betty had given Gus hung safe and sound on a string around his neck.

In March 1966: NASA named Gus Grissom commander of the first Apollo Earth-orbit mission.

Awards and Achievements:

NASA Distinguished Service Medal

Presidential Medal of Freedom

National Aviation Hall of Fame

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Unknown Facts:

As well as working at meat markets and service stations, Virgil Ivan owned clothing stores in Mitchell.

Virgil Ivan excelled at mathematics.

Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In feet Inches 5'5"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 Kg
In Pounds 158 lbs
Eye Color
Black
Hair Color
Black

Family Details

Father's Name
Dennis Grissom
Mother's Name
Cecile King Grissom
Spouse
Betty Grissom
Brother(s)
Lowell Grissom, Norman Grissom
Sister(s)
Wilma Beavers
Son(s)
Mark Grissom, Scott Grissom