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Portrait of American astronaut Virgil 'Gus' Grissom (1926 - 1967) as he poses with his wife Betty and their sons, Scott and Mark, August 1959.

Portrait of American astronaut Virgil 'Gus' Grissom (1926 - 1967) as he poses with his wife Betty and their sons, Scott and Mark, August 1959.

4/21/1959 — Capt. Virgil Gus Grissom, one of the hot jet pilots nominated to man a satellite, slowed down for this family picture during an unannounced visit to his home town. Grissom and his wife, Betty, stand behind their sons, Scott, 9, and Mark, 4. In back are his parents Dennis Grissom and Cecil Grissom.

4/21/1959 — Capt. Virgil Gus Grissom, one of the hot jet pilots nominated to man a satellite, slowed down for this family picture during an unannounced visit to his home town. Grissom and his wife, Betty, stand behind their sons, Scott, 9, and Mark, 4. In back are his parents Dennis Grissom and Cecil Grissom.

Betty and Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom received the accolades of 3500 people gathered in their home town of Mitchell Ind. at day-long festivities June 16, 1962 honoring his “daring exploits in space.”

Betty and Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom received the accolades of 3500 people gathered in their home town of Mitchell Ind. at day-long festivities June 16, 1962 honoring his “daring exploits in space.”

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A periscope allowed astronaut Alan Shepard to see out of his Mercury capsule during flight. In this photo, fellow astronaut Gus Grissom looks at the periscope from the outside shortly before launch. Grissom would be America’s next man in space. (NASA Langley Research Center | Courtesy photo)

A periscope allowed astronaut Alan Shepard to see out of his Mercury capsule during flight. In this photo, fellow astronaut Gus Grissom looks at the periscope from the outside shortly before launch. Grissom would be America’s next man in space. (NASA Langley Research Center | Courtesy photo)

Gus Grissom, is seen showing his award that he received from the U.S. Junior Chamber Of Commerce for being one of the ten outstanding young men of 1961.

Gus Grissom, is seen showing his award that he received from the U.S. Junior Chamber Of Commerce for being one of the ten outstanding young men of 1961.

Virgil "Gus" Grissom Washington Date taken: 1961 Photographer: Joe Scherschel

Virgil "Gus" Grissom Washington Date taken: 1961 Photographer: Joe Scherschel

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