Gus Grissom

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"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."

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members of the original seven and the second group of nine eat iguana steak during tropic survival training in the Panama Canal Zone.

members of the original seven and the second group of nine eat iguana steak during tropic survival training in the Panama Canal Zone.

Project Mercury astronaut Virgil I. Grissom on the human centrifuge at the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory in Johnsville, Pennsylvania.

Project Mercury astronaut Virgil I. Grissom on the human centrifuge at the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory in Johnsville, Pennsylvania.

Mercury Seven Astronauts.Photo from collection of Claude Patterson

Mercury Seven Astronauts.Photo from collection of Claude Patterson

Air Cadet Gus Grissom at the controls of his trainer, a demanding aircraft. (Courtesy of Alfred Joe Dreyer)

Air Cadet Gus Grissom at the controls of his T-6 trainer, a demanding aircraft. (Courtesy of Alfred Joe Dreyer)

Andrews Air Force Base Feb. 26, 1962.

Andrews Air Force Base Feb. 26, 1962.

24 May 1962 Gus Grissom, Capsule Communicator, is seen at his console as he talks to Scott Carpenter during the mission. NASA No. Gus Grissom, Space Astronauts, Project Mercury, Mission Control, Nasa Missions, Nasa History, Space Cowboys, Risky Business, Major Tom

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.

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