"If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."
members of the original seven and the second group of nine eat iguana steak during tropic survival training in the Panama Canal Zone.
Gus & John Young
Project Mercury astronaut Virgil I. Grissom on the human centrifuge at the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory in Johnsville, Pennsylvania.
The Mercury 7 astronauts in front of the Physiological Training Unit. ”
Mission Gemini 3 Return And Press Conference.
Mercury Seven Astronauts.Photo from collection of Claude Patterson
Air Cadet Gus Grissom at the controls of his T-6 trainer, a demanding aircraft. (Courtesy of Alfred Joe Dreyer)
John Young, Mayor Wagner & Gus Grissom after getting medals. March 30, 1965.
Andrews Air Force Base Feb. 26, 1962.
ASTRONAUT GUS GRISSOM ANS JOHN YOUNG IN WASH D.C
Gus Grissom John Young Astronauts 1965
24 May 1962 Gus Grissom, MA-7 Capsule Communicator, is seen at his console as he talks to Scott Carpenter during the mission. NASA No. 62-MA7-104
July 1961 Reclining in a contour couch in Hangar S at Cape Canaveral, Mercury Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom relaxes while adjustments are made on his full-pressure suit by Joe W Schmitt, Space Task Group Suit Specialist. NASA NO. 61-MR4-23