Gus Grissom

1926 - 1967

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Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967) was an American engineer and pilot in the United States Air Force, as well as one of the original seven men, the Mercury Seven, selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for Project Mercury, a program to train and launch astronauts into outer space. Grissom was also a Project Gemini and Apollo program astronaut for NASA. As a member of the NASA Astronaut Corps, Grissom was the second American to fly in space in 1961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gus Grissom has received more than 5,457,428 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Gus Grissom is the 24th most popular astronaut (down from 23rd in 2019), the 1,450th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,514th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Astronaut.

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Over the past year Gus Grissom has had the most page views in the with 501,659 views, followed by Japanese (27,626), and French (27,601). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (103.30%), Ido (97.95%), and Turkish (91.21%)


Among astronauts, Gus Grissom ranks 24 out of 556Before him are Harrison Schmitt, James Irwin, Frank Borman, Sigmund Jähn, Jim Lovell, and Alan Bean. After him are Pavel Popovich, Ed White, Aleksandr Viktorenko, Roger B. Chaffee, Edgar Mitchell, and Michael P. Anderson.

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Among people born in 1926, Gus Grissom ranks 85Before him are Norman Jewison, Yoshio Okada, Aaron Klug, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Francisco Rabal, and Ta Mok. After him are Poul Anderson, Joan Sutherland, György Kurtág, Joachim Fest, James Stirling, and Karl Richter. Among people deceased in 1967, Gus Grissom ranks 54Before him are Anthony Mann, Hugo Gernsback, Forough Farrokhzad, Lorenzo Bandini, Zinaida Serebriakova, and Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. After him are Tamara Bunke, Ed White, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Roger B. Chaffee, Léon M'ba, and Primo Carnera.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gus Grissom ranks 1,450 out of 20,380Before him are Phil Ochs (1940), Harry Harrison (1925), Kim Carnes (1945), Bob Gunton (1945), William Westmoreland (1914), and Roberts Blossom (1924). After him are Carroll Baker (1931), Alan J. Pakula (1928), George Takei (1937), William Miller (1782), Larry Bird (1956), and Brooke Shields (1965).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Gus Grissom ranks 14Before him are David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), James Irwin (1930), Frank Borman (1928), Jim Lovell (1928), and Alan Bean (1932). After him are Ed White (1930), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Ken Mattingly (1936), and Charles Duke (1935).