Gus Grissom facts for kids
|Virgil I. Grissom|
April 3, 1926|
Mitchell, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||January 27, 1967
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|
He made another space flight as command pilot (pilot in charge) of Gemini 3. This was the first trip by astronauts in NASA's Project Gemini. The trip took place on March 23, 1965.
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.
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