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Virgil Gus Grissom

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Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Mitchell, IN
Death Date
Jan 27, 1967 (40)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Mitchell, IN
Death Date
Jan 27, 1967 (40)

About

The second American in space, who later died in the Apollo I fire. He was awarded a Congressional Space Medal of Honor posthumously.

Before Fame

He was a Boy Scout, as well as newspaper boy and meat market worker.

Trivia

He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, and one of the original seven Right Stuff astronauts.

Family Life

He married Betty Moore on July 6, 1945 while on military leave.

Associated With

He and Alan Shepard were part of the Mercury Seven, a team of NASA's first astronauts.

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