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Virgil Gus Grissom

Virgil Gus Grissom Biography

Astronaut


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.

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

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