Stories tagged with: Virgil Grissom

November 22, 2013 - 10:19am
35 weeks 2 days ago

A letter written by Mercury astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom brings in thousands of dollars in an on-line auction site. 

The letter from Grissom to his mother sold for $13,155 on the site run by RR Auction in Amherst, New Hampshire. 

The letter said that all the other astronauts were mad that John Glenn, a native of New Concord, was picked to be the first to orbit the Earth. In the letter Grissom  also said that the astronauts expressed their views prior to...

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