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  • Book Review: Calculated Risk – The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

    Jason RhianAugust 6th, 2016

    When we think of the first U.S. astronauts, names like Shepard, Glenn, and Armstrong come to mind. A new book works to add one of the hardest-working space flyers of the early Space Age to that list – Grissom.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Virgil I. ‘Gus’ Grissom – After Shepard, before Glenn

    Jason RhianApril 3rd, 2015

    On April 3, 1926, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom – one of the original “7” Mercury astronauts – was born. Unlike Alan Shepard, who became the United States’ first astronaut in space, or John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, Grissom straddled the divide between the former’s suborbital hop and the latter’s three orbits. Grissom’s legacy […]

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: 50 years since the launch of Gemini 3

    James RiceMarch 23rd, 2015

    The United States’ first dual crew member mission, Gemini 3, lifted off fifty years ago on Tuesday March 23, 1965, at 9:24 a.m. Eastern time from Launch Complex 19 in Cape Canaveral, FL. This was just 5 days after the Soviet Alexei Leonov’s first spacewalk.

  • Family of Apollo 1 crew marks 48th anniversary of pad fire

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 27th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – A somber crowd of approximately eight dozen met at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 34 (LC-34) for the 48th annual celebration of life of the Apollo 1 crew who died at 6:31 p.m. EST (1131 GMT) on Jan. 27, 1967. Betty Grissom, wife of Gus Grissom was joined by her […]

  • Insider Interview: Recent AHoF inductee Jerry Ross talks NASA and Commercial Crew

    Jason RhianJuly 5th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — During a recent interview that SpaceFlight Insider conducted with this year’s U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Ross, the seven-time space flight veteran and former Chief of the Vehicle Integration Test Office at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Ross recently penned his autobiography dubbed Spacewalker: My […]

  • 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    Jason RhianFebruary 8th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Two space shuttle veterans have been tapped to enter into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHoF). The announcement was made on Feb. 7 at the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The duo selected to enter the AHoF included the first astronaut to […]

  • Opinion: Dream Chaser malfunction reveals failings of NewSpace supporters, New Media

    Jason RhianNovember 3rd, 2013

    Last week on Saturday, October 26,  the Engineering Test Article (ETA) of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft conducted its first free flight test. Most of the mission was a complete success. However, the final leg of the mission encountered problems, and in so doing openly displayed how the company, its supporters and NASA handled […]