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IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom April 3, 1926 - January 27, 1967 Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom April 3, 1926 - January 27, 1967

Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom April 3, 1926 - January 27, 1967

Location: Virgil I. Grissom Memorial Airport, Bedford.  (Lawrence County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 47.1967.1

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Born in Mitchell, Indiana. Lieutenant Colonel Grissom flew the project Mercury sub-orbital mission, July 21, 1961. He was command pilot, first Gemini flight, March 23, 1965, and died in an Apollo spacecraft at Cape Kennedy, January 27, 1967.

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Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Transportation