Brother Virgil “Gus” Grissom

April 3rd 1926 – January 27th 1967

Member of:

Mitchell Lodge # 228 Mitchell, Indiana

One of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts, a United States Air Force test pilot and a mechanical engineer. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice.

Brother Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at   Cape Kennedy, Florida. He was the first of the Mercury Seven to die. He was also a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and, posthumously, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

Mercury 4

Mercury 4 Patch

Gemini 3

Gemini 3 Patch

Gus Grissom Wikipedia

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