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Virgil Ivan "Gus” GRISSOM

 

16 Worldwide / 5 USA

 

Date of birth: April 03, 1926.

 

The Suborbital Flight.

  • Launch:  July 21, 1961 at 12.20; Mercury 11 (Liberty Bell 7) MR-4 flight. Commander.
  • Splash down: July 21, 1961 at 12.36; Mercury 11 (Liberty Bell 7) MR-4 flight  Commander.
  • Flight duration: 00 days, 00 hours, 15 minutes, 37 seconds

The 1st Space Flight:

  • Launch:  March 23, 1965 at 14.24; "Gemini 3”. Commander.
  • Splash down: March 23, 1965 at 19.16; "Gemini 3”. Commander
  • Flight duration: 00 days, 04 hours, 52 minutes, 31 seconds.

Total space flights – 1.

Total time in space: 00 days, 04 hours, 52 minutes, 31 seconds (without Suborbital Flight).

 

Date of death: January 27, 1967.

He perished in the Apollo spacecraft flash fire during a launch pad test at Kennedy Space Center.

 

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