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Gus Grissom Flown Memorabilia

Gus Grissom, part of the Mercury Seven, was one of the first American astronauts selected by NASA to fly in space in Project Mercury. Grissom was the pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission in 1961 and the Gemini 3 mission in 1965. He had also been selected for the Apollo 1 mission, but was tragically killed in 1967 during a test launch with astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee. Grissom was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame, the National Aviation Hall of Fame and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Gus Grissom’s Uniform Intended for Wear on Apollo 1 — The Mission Aborted After the Launch Pad Test That Killed Grissom and the Entire Crew

Uniform that astronaut Gus Grissom would have worn in space for the Apollo 1 mission. Tragically, Grissom and his crewmates Edward White and Roger Chaffee were killed while preparing for Apollo 1 when the spacecraft caught fire during a launch pad test. Virgil ”Gus” Grissom was one of the Mercury 7, the first group of pilots chosen by NASA to become astronauts. As commander of Gemini 3 he was the second American ever to fly into space. This two-piece inflight coverall set was designed for wear onboard the spacecraft as part of the A1C style spacesuit, a modified version of the Gemini G3C, manufactured by David Clark. After the disaster NASA designed the fireproof A7L spacesuit. Label sewn within the jacket reads: ”JACKET, INFLIGHT COVERALL / NASA Designation AC-1C-1 T / Mfg. David Clark Co., Inc. / P/N A-2006-000 Ser. No. 101 / Grissom June 66”. Zip-front jacket features numerous pockets designed to hold writing implements and a slide rule. Apollo 1 mission insignia patch, V.I. Grissom name tag and American flag adorn the upper. Sleeves measure 21” in length from shoulder seam to cuff; the shoulder measures 18” across the seam, and the collar to the bottom measures 22.5” at the back. Approximately a men’s size small. Fine condition. The label in the waistband of the pants reads: ”TROUSER, INFLIGHT COVERALL / NASA Designation AC-1C-1 T / Mfg. David Clark Co., Inc. / P/N A-2007-000 Ser. No. 101 / Grissom June 66”. Pants zip up and have adjustable button closures on the sides and numerous cargo pockets and zippered cuffs. Measures 32” at the waist with a 26” inseam. Near fine. Originally from Grissom’s personal collection. Sold for $16,218.

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Gus Grissom’s Uniform Intended for Wear on Apollo 1. Click to enlarge.

Gemini 3 Space-Flown $2 Bill Signed by Gus Grissom & John Young — Mounted to a COA Also Signed by Grissom & Young

Gemini 3 space-flown two-dollar bill signed by Gus Grissom and John Young. The first pair of Americans ever in space sign the currency: ”Gus Grissom / GT-3” and ”John Young / 3-23-65” in red felt tip. Signed bill comes mounted to a certificate that reads in full: ”This is to certify that the currency with serial number A76270198A did as a matter of fact accompany ‘Gus’ Grissom & John Young on their three orbit flight, March 23, 1965, in the Gemini Space Craft ‘Molly Brown.’ Accomplishing the ‘Free World’s’ first two-manned space venture / [signed] Gus Grissom / John Young”. The signed bills were at the center of a prank, told in full in Russell Still’s book, ”Relics of the Space Race”; Grissom reportedly moved the bills from their hiding place behind the instrument panel and substituted play money so that when the launch supervisor in charge of the flown souvenirs went to retrieve them, he found the play money instead. The truth came out after a few weeks and the bills were given out to Cape Canaveral personnel. Series 1953C $2 bill is near fine and comes mounted to a 10” x 7.5” COA, also near fine, framed to an overall size of 11” x 8.5”. Sold for $3,750.

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Gus Grissom Flown Gemini 3 $2 Bill Signed by Gus Grissom & John Young. Click to enlarge.

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Liberty Bell 7 Space Flown Dime From Mercury-Redstone 4, the Second Manned Mission in NASA History — From the Estate of Its Astronaut Gus Grissom

Space flown dime from the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission. Dime was flown with Gus Grissom aboard the Liberty Bell 7, which launched from Cape Canaveral on 21 July of 1961. Flown dime, minted in 1961, comes with a sterling silver medallion engraved with the launch date and mission title. Both are affixed to a metal loop for hanging on a necklace chain. Paper tape affixed to the medallion reads, ”66-90-31”. Some tarnishing, else near fine. From the personal estate of Gus Grissom and with an LOA from his son. Sold for $3,049.

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Gus Grissom Flown Liberty Bell 7 Dime From Mercury-Redstone 4. Click to enlarge.
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LOA for Gus Grissom Flown Liberty Bell 7 Dime From Mercury-Redstone 4. Click to enlarge.

Space Flown Gemini 3 Medallion — From the Estate of Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom’s Gemini 3 space flown medallion. Sterling silver medallion features a relief of the Molly Brown spacecraft and the names of John Young and Gus Grissom. Opposite side features mission abbreviation “GT-3” and is engraved, “March 23, 1965″. Sterling silver coin measures 1”. Near fine. From the estate of Gus Grissom and with an LOA from his son. Sold for $1,954.

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Gus Grissom Flown Gemini 3 Medallion. Click to enlarge.
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COA for Gus Grissom Flown Gemini 3 Medallion. Click to enlarge.

Space Flown Mercury Capsule Tie Pin — From the Estate of Gus Grissom

Space flown tie pin. Pin is a tiny figure of the Mercury capsule from the personal estate of astronaut Gus Grissom. Gold color metal pin measures 0.75”. Thin strip of tape to verso reads, ”66-90-32”. Minor tarnishing to backing, else fine. From the estate of Gus Grissom and with an LOA from his son. Sold for $1,892.

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Gus Grissom Flown Mercury Capsule Tie Pin — From the Estate of Gus Grissom. Click to enlarge.
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COA for Gus Grissom Flown Mercury Capsule Tie Pin — From the Estate of Gus Grissom. Click to enlarge.

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Liberty Bell 7 Space Flown Dime From Mercury-Redstone 4, the Second Manned Mission in NASA History — From the Estate of Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom’s own space flown dime from the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission. Dime was flown with Gus Grissom aboard the Liberty Bell 7, which launched from Cape Canaveral on 21 July of 1961. Flown dime, minted in 1961, comes with a sterling silver medallion engraved with the launch date and mission title. Both are affixed to a metal loop for hanging on a necklace chain. Some tarnishing, else near fine. With an LOA from Mark Grissom. Sold for $1,865.

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Liberty Bell 7 Gus Grissom Flown Dime From Mercury-Redstone 4, the Second Manned Mission in NASA History. Click to enlarge.

Gus Grissom’s Personally Owned & Used Slide Ruler

Gus Grissom owned and used slide ruler. Pickett brand aluminum slide ruler in yellow has scales K, A, B, ST, T, S, C, D and DI. With Pickett maker’s mark and copyright date of 1959 printed on the movable slide. Engineering tool comes housed in its original chestnut leather case with gilt brand name and curved clip. Measures 6″ x 1.25″. Some chipping to finish on the left edge and minor discoloration to verso, else near fine with fully functional cursor and slide. From the Grissom estate. Sold for $1,600.

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Gus Grissom’s Personally Owned & Used Slide Ruler. Click to enlarge.
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COA for Gus Grissom’s Personally Owned & Used Slide Ruler. Click to enlarge.

Liberty Bell 7 Space-Flown Dime From Mercury-Redstone 4, the Second Manned Mission in NASA History — From the Estate of Astronaut Gus Grissom

Space flown dime from the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission. Dime was flown with Gus Grissom aboard the Liberty Bell 7, which launched from Cape Canaveral on 21 July 1961. Flown dime, minted in 1961, comes with a sterling silver medallion engraved with the launch date and mission title. Both are affixed to a metal loop for hanging on a necklace chain. Some soiling to dime, else near fine. From the personal estate of Gus Grissom and with a COA from his son. Sold for $1,513.

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Gus Grissom Flown Liberty Bell 7 Dime From Mercury-Redstone 4. Click to enlarge.
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COA for Gus Grissom Flown Liberty Bell 7 Dime From Mercury-Redstone 4. Click to enlarge.

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