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April 13, 1964: A group portrait of Gemini spacemen John Young, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, and Tom Stafford, the only one revealing a bit of a smile.

Mercury men Gus Grissom, John Glenn, and Alan Shepard.

July 21, 1961 – On the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission, astronaut Gus Grissom became the second American to fly in space. Featured in a 1963 Topps trading card.

April 13, 1964 – A group portrait of Gemini astronauts John Young, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford. Only Stafford is flashing a mild smile.


“WELCOME ASTRONAUTS” – A ticker tape parade down Broadway for astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young, seated in the last car with Vice President Hubert Humphrey. New York City, March 29, 1965.

(Library of Congress)

March 23, 1965 – Gemini 3 blasts off from Cape Canaveral carrying astronauts John Young and Gus Grissom on a three-orbit journey around the Earth. The mission – which lasted 4 hours, 52 minutes, 31 second – was the seventh manned US spaceflight, and the 17th manned spaceflight overall.


A vintage NASA press pic shows Gemini 3 astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young pose for an official portrait on March 17, 1965.

March 8, 1965 – Astronaut Gus Grissom in the Gemini 3 spacecraft during a mission checkout on Pad 19 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. (NASA)

Mercury Seven spaceman Gus Grissom at Langley Field in Virginia, 1960, photographed by Ralph Morse. (LIFE)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Remembering Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, who perished in a training accident on January 27, 1967.