lightthiscandle:

Buddies Gus Grissom and Deke Slayton.

horizontally-opposed:

Great gran pappy ft. second man in space

horizontally-opposed:

Great gran pappy ft. second man in space

from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

One of the very few photos that show the original 7 Mercury astronauts together with President Kennedy (and VP Lyndon B. Johnson). This is a White House photo taken in October 1963.

from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

One of the very few photos that show the original 7 Mercury astronauts together with President Kennedy (and VP Lyndon B. Johnson). This is a White House photo taken in October 1963.

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humanoidhistory:

"WELCOME ASTRONAUTS" — A ticker tape parade down Broadway for astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young, seated with Vice President Hubert Humphrey. New York City, March 29, 1965.

(Library of Congress)

good-and-colorful:

Whenever you are feeling down just remember that the abbreviation for Grissom Air Force Base in Indiana is GUS.

good-and-colorful:

Whenever you are feeling down just remember that the abbreviation for Grissom Air Force Base in Indiana is GUS.


(original post from f*ckyeahgusgrissom before the rename):



Hazel eyes… well, some pictures Gus’s eyes looked blueish or greenish and others, brown so hazel would make sense.  5’7”?  I still think that’s a little taller than reality, though maybe Grissom’s stockiness makes him look shorter.  Then again I’ve seen his height given as ranging from 5’4”-5’8”.  (that’s 162cm-173cm for the rest of the world).  Anyhoo… I thought that said “Photograph of beaver”. Ehhh?




From the RRAuction listing:
"Gus Grissom’s personal passport, number Y022286, issued on June 16, 1961, just five weeks before his flight aboard Liberty Bell 7. Passport measures 3.75 x 6, and is signed inside on his personal information page, “Virgil I. Grissom.” The page also states “The bearer is abroad on an official assignment for the United States Government.” Affixed below the personal information page is Grissom’s 2.5 x 3 passport snapshot, signed along the top in blue ink, “Virgil I. Grissom.”


Passport also bears three visa stamps from Spain, Panama, and Guatemala respectively. The Panama visa is dated May 29, 1963, and was undoubtably stamped as Grissom entered the country with his fellow astronauts for Tropic Survival Training at Albrook Air Force Base in the Panama Canal Zone from June 3-6, 1963. The last visa is dated May 30, 1964, less than a year from when Grissom would be the command pilot for the Gemini 3 mission. In fine condition, with expected handling and age wear. A highly personal item, enhanced by two signatures, chronicling a small portion of Grissom’s life in between missions. “

Hazel eyes… well, some pictures Gus’s eyes looked blueish or greenish and others, brown so hazel would make sense.  5’7”?  I still think that’s a little taller than reality, though maybe Grissom’s stockiness makes him look shorter.  Then again I’ve seen his height given as ranging from 5’4”-5’8”.  (that’s 162cm-173cm for the rest of the world).  Anyhoo… I thought that said “Photograph of beaver”. Ehhh?

From the RRAuction listing:

"Gus Grissom’s personal passport, number Y022286, issued on June 16, 1961, just five weeks before his flight aboard Liberty Bell 7. Passport measures 3.75 x 6, and is signed inside on his personal information page, “Virgil I. Grissom.” The page also states “The bearer is abroad on an official assignment for the United States Government.” Affixed below the personal information page is Grissom’s 2.5 x 3 passport snapshot, signed along the top in blue ink, “Virgil I. Grissom.”

Passport also bears three visa stamps from Spain, Panama, and Guatemala respectively. The Panama visa is dated May 29, 1963, and was undoubtably stamped as Grissom entered the country with his fellow astronauts for Tropic Survival Training at Albrook Air Force Base in the Panama Canal Zone from June 3-6, 1963. The last visa is dated May 30, 1964, less than a year from when Grissom would be the command pilot for the Gemini 3 mission. In fine condition, with expected handling and age wear. A highly personal item, enhanced by two signatures, chronicling a small portion of Grissom’s life in between missions. “

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gizmo-key:

Betty and Mark Grissom ashore while Scott Grissom is still sailing.  Sam looks a little worried, I think— hard to tell with basset hound faces.

gizmo-key:

Betty and Mark Grissom ashore while Scott Grissom is still sailing.  Sam looks a little worried, I think— hard to tell with basset hound faces.

lightthiscandle:

"All…around…the mulberry…bush…the monkey…chased…the weasel…"

lightthiscandle:

"All…around…the mulberry…bush…the monkey…chased…the weasel…"

lightthiscandle:

aiiaiiiyo:

I work with a local historian, this is Virgil “Gus” Grissom in 1939 in a Photomatic Booth at the Spring Mill Inn in Mitchell, Indiana Check this blog!

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lightthiscandle:

aiiaiiiyo:

I work with a local historian, this is Virgil “Gus” Grissom in 1939 in a Photomatic Booth at the Spring Mill Inn in Mitchell, Indiana Check this blog!

AIIIIIGGGHHHHH

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thestarvoyager:

"If we die, we want people to accept it." - Gus Grissom
I cried when I first saw this exhibit.  Those suits were the backups for the Apollo 1 crew.

thestarvoyager:

"If we die, we want people to accept it." - Gus Grissom

I cried when I first saw this exhibit.  Those suits were the backups for the Apollo 1 crew.

Jules Bergman interviews Gus, Ed and Roger (in color).

ohstarstuff:

Evolution of the NASA space suit.

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lightthiscandle:

"Hey, Deke. True story. I was born on the evening of April 3rd, 1926. That just happened to be the night before Easter Sunday. The Easter Bunny personally delivered me to my house. Me and him, we go a long way back.”
"Gus, are you telling me this so that you can keep the baby rabbit for yourself?"
"Yes."
"It isn’t happening."

lightthiscandle:

"Hey, Deke. True story. I was born on the evening of April 3rd, 1926. That just happened to be the night before Easter Sunday. The Easter Bunny personally delivered me to my house. Me and him, we go a long way back.”

"Gus, are you telling me this so that you can keep the baby rabbit for yourself?"

"Yes."

"It isn’t happening."

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fallenfavastros:

Gus photo of the day