Gus Grissom
#1569 Overall Influence

Gus Grissom

American astronaut

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Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom was a United States Air Force pilot and a member of the Mercury Seven selected by National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 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. He was also the second American to fly in space twice, beaten only by Joe Walker with his sub-orbital X-15 flights.

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Purdue University
Purdue University

Public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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#87 World Rank #28 USA Rank
Engineering