US Astronaut Virgil I Grissom

Price: $14.95

Stock #: 986283
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: Curt Teich & Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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US Air Force Major Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom was born April 3, 1926 in Mitchell, Indiana. Grissom was the pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 flight of "Liberty Bell 7" on July 21, 1961. This flight, launched from Cape Canaveral, was a suborbital flight following a ballistic trajectory. The flight attained an altitude of approximately 116 statute miles, and the spacecraft traveled about 254 statute miles down the Atlantic Missile Range. Grissom was safely recovered, but due to a mishap the spacecraft filled with water and sank. The test, however, effectively proved the spacecraft under suborbital conditions, and the Redstone program was considered successfully concluded

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