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The Baltimore Sun

Gus Grissom

Astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, pilot of the Mercury spacecraft, " Liberty Bell 7" arrives aboard the recovery ship, U.S.S. Randolph, following his 15 minute 37 seconds suborbital space mission. He is flanked by military medical officers. Grissom's capsule sank soon after splashdown and was not recovered until nearly forty years later.