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Lt. Colonel Virgil Grissom | Virgil I. Grissom | Virgil Grissom
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life.
One of America's original seven Mercury astronauts selected in 1959; he was the second American to fly in outer space (21 July 1961), and the first man to fly in space twice.