Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom By George Leopold

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Roger D. Launius

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Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom (1926–1967) lived a short, eventful life, arising from the hills of southern Indiana and the engineering program at Purdue University to become an Air Force combat pilot, test pilot, astronaut, the second American to reach space, and the commander of the first Gemini mission in 1965. He died young, not yet 41, in the Apollo 1 fire on January 27, 1967, along with two fellow astronauts.

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Launius, R. (2019). Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom By George Leopold. Indiana Magazine of History, 113(2), 173-174. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/imh/article/view/27606
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