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  1. «Gus» Grissom fue el segundo astronauta estadounidense durante los vuelos del Proyecto Mercury, integrante del grupo conocido como «Mercury Seven», los primeros astronautas estadounidenses, [1] y una de las tres primeras víctimas de la carrera espacial estadounidense, junto a Edward White y Roger Chaffee en el incendio del Apolo 1.

  2. › wiki › Gus_GrissomGus Grissom - Wikipedia

    Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967) was an American engineer and pilot in the United States Air Force, as well as one of the original seven men, the Mercury Seven, selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for Project Mercury, a program to train and launch astronauts into outer space.

  3. 3 de abr. de 2024 · Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom was one of NASA’s first seven astronauts, flew the first crewed mission of the Gemini Program, and was named to serve as command pilot for the AS-204 mission, the first 3-man Apollo flight.

  4. 28 de ene. de 2014 · Virgil "Gus" Grissom was a NASA astronaut who flew twice in space and was selected to command the first Apollo manned mission as well. He died, however, when a fire erupted in his spacecraft in...

  5. 30 de mar. de 2024 · Virgil I. Grissom was the second U.S. astronaut to travel in space and the command pilot of the ill-fated Apollo 1 crew. He and his fellow astronauts Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee were killed, becoming the first casualties of the U.S. space program, when a flash fire swept their space.

  6. Lieutenant Colonel Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom had been part of the U.S. manned space program since it began in 1959, having been selected as one of NASA's Original Seven Mercury Astronauts. His second space flight on Gemini III earned him the distinction of being the first man to fly in space twice.

  7. 3 de feb. de 2022 · The nation’s Moon landing program suffered a shocking setback on Jan. 27, 1967, with the deaths of Apollo 1 astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger B. Chaffee in a flash fire aboard their spacecraft during a ground test on the launch pad.