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Virgil "Gus" Grissom


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Liberty Bell 7
   was crewed by   
Virgil "Gus" Grissom
July 21, 1961 -- 16 minute flight -- 2nd US Human Space Flight, Suborbital Mission -- capsule sank to a depth of 2800 fathoms after landing, astronaut was safe -- Liberty Bell 7 was recovered July 20, 1999 from a depth of 15,000 ft and 550 km southeast of Cape Canaveral Florida
Gemini 3
   was crewed by   
Virgil "Gus" Grissom and John W. Young
March 23, 1965 -- 3 Orbits -- 3 hours 55 minutes -- John Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich on to the flight which he gave to Gus Grissom to eat.






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