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  1. 15 de mai. de 2024 · Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom. One of NASA's first seven Mercury astronauts selected by NASA in April 1959. He piloted the “Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft—the second and final suborbital Mercury test flight—on July 21, 1961.

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    Há 6 dias · There are Grissom or Virgil I. Grissom middle schools in Mishawaka, Indiana, Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Tinley Park, Illinois. [84] Virgil Grissom Elementary School in Princeton, Iowa , [85] and the Edward White Elementary School in Eldridge, Iowa , [86] are both part of the North Scott Community School District also naming the other three elementary schools after astronauts Neil ...

  3. 9 de mai. de 2024 · Virgil Grissom was the command pilot for Gemini 3, making him the first NASA astronaut to fly in space twice in 1965. He was then chosen to command the first Apollo mission, which would have been the first three-man Apollo flight, but during a launch pad test in 1967, the spacecraft became engulfed in flames, killing Grissom along ...

  4. 8 de mai. de 2024 · Flames inside their module. Corbis/Getty Images. Leading up to the horrific deaths of Virgil Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee there were zero indications that anything was wrong with their module. Their launch — officially named the Apollo 204 mission — was going to be the first manned Apollo mission in space.

  5. 6 de mai. de 2024 · In his remarks President Kennedy congratulates Captain Grissom on the successful completion of the Mercury-Redstone 4 test flight (also known as Liberty Bell 7). Remarks Congratulating Astronaut Virgil Grissom After His Sub-orbital Flight, 21 July 1961 | JFK Library

  6. Há 3 dias · Virgil Grissom, 40, had made two spaceflights Edward White, 36, had made one space flight To write this I used the excellent Beyond, by Stephen Walker and Apollo, the Inside Story by David Whitehouse.

  7. 8 de mai. de 2024 · The Apollo 1 bodies refer to the three astronauts who died in a fire during a launch pad test on January 27, 1967. The astronauts were Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee. The astronauts were all experienced pilots and engineers. Grissom was a veteran of the Mercury program, and White and Chaffee were both rookies.