Category: gus grissom

Here’s some of my favorite pictures of my favo…

Here’s some of my favorite pictures of my favorite astronauts in no particular order since today marks six years since I’ve wanted to become one of them and yeah I just love them a lot so enjoy

lightthiscandle: In this month of auspicious s…

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In this month of auspicious space anniversaries, let us always remember the July 1961 Grand Bahama Island Epic Striding.

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Gus Gradually Violates John’s Personal Space: A Photographic Essay

Gives another meaning to the phrase “space exploration”

Always a good day to honor the memory of these…

Always a good day to honor the memory of these guys.

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Gus Grissom during a flight simulation, photographed by Ralph Morse, 1960

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Saw this photo of John waiting for helicopter pickup after Gemini 3 (sans pressure suit) and it reminded me of this quote from Gus’ book:

“In the medical trailer [before the flight], at Pad 16, the medics attached the sensors for heartbeat and pulse measurement, and slipped the ten-ounce amplifiers, which boost the strength of the medical electronic signals, into waist pockets in our ‘long john’ undergarments, worn beneath the pressurized space suit. I saw that John Young, who isn’t particularly fond of long underwear, had chopped the arms off his.

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“As they worked by day and played by night to prepare for their Gemini flight, Grissom became a big brother to Young, who lovingly referred to his crewmate as that old rascal Gus.” -George Leopold, Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

gusgrissom: Gus and John, September 1964. Thes…

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Gus and John, September 1964. These photos (evidently from the Norman Rockwell Museum) were among those used as references by Rockwell when he was painting “The Longest Step (Grissom and Young Suiting Up)” the next year:

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Where are you finding all of these adorable Gus videos?

This one is from this NASA quarterly report on Project Mercury in 1961 (that part is around the 20 minute mark)

lightthiscandle: NASA Photo Scavenger Hunt, I…

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NASA Photo Scavenger Hunt, Item #39: Post a photo of a person yawning.

Here’s a picture of astronaut Gus Grissom yawning over launch morning breakfast for Liberty Bell 7, 7/19/61. The launch was eventually scrubbed for that morning, and Grissom was launched two days later.