Gus Grissom

1926 - 1967

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Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967) was a United States Air Force (USAF) pilot and a member of the Mercury Seven selected by National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) as Project Mercury astronauts to be the first Americans in outer space. He was a Project Gemini and an Apollo program astronaut. As a member of the NASA Astronaut Corps, Grissom was the second American to fly in space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gus Grissom has received more than 4,223,542 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Gus Grissom is the 25th most popular astronaut (down from 22nd in 2019), the 1,662nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,189th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Gus Grissom ranks 25 out of 524Before him are Andriyan Nikolayev, Edgar Mitchell, Svetlana Savitskaya, Ed White, James Irwin, and Fred Haise. After him are Frank Borman, Valery Bykovsky, Alan Bean, Valeri Polyakov, Pavel Popovich, and Valeri Kubasov.

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Among people born in 1926, Gus Grissom ranks 102Before him are Francisco Rabal, László Papp, Ed McBain, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Robert Fogel, and Hans Werner Henze. After him are David H. Hubel, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, Verner Panton, Patricia Neal, Efraín Ríos Montt, and Amadeo Carrizo. Among people deceased in 1967, Gus Grissom ranks 59Before him are Ed White, Zinaida Serebriakova, Hugo Gernsback, Julius Schaub, Woody Guthrie, and Jaroslav Heyrovský. After him are Julien Duvivier, Paul Muni, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Vladimir Bartol, and Marcel Aymé.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gus Grissom ranks 1,662 out of 15,968Before him are Anthony Fauci (1940), Larry King (1933), Fredric March (1897), Thomas Mitchell (1892), Kim Peek (1951), and Neil Patrick Harris (1973). After him are David Baltimore (1938), Gabe Newell (1962), William Nordhaus (1941), Dwight Schultz (1947), Michael Rooker (1955), and Richard S. Castellano (1933).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Gus Grissom ranks 16Before him are David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), James Irwin (1930), and Fred Haise (1933). After him are Frank Borman (1928), Alan Bean (1932), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Charles Duke (1935), and Thomas P. Stafford (1930).