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Gus Grissom

(1926—1967)


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(1926–67)

US astronaut. One of the ‘Original Seven’ astronauts selected in 1959, Grissom flew the second Mercury sub-orbital mission in July 1961, and commanded the first crewed Gemini mission, Gemini 3, in March 1965. He died in the Apollo 1 spacecraft fire in January 1967.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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