Faces of Science #22


Virgil I "Gus" Grissom.

7 comments:

estiv said...

One of my heroes when I was a kid -- I was heartbroken when he died. This pic captures perfectly something of who he was, or more accurately all of that group. He's in his civvies looking relaxed, but where is he? At his job, while the engineers work on the tools of the trade.

Some Other Guy said...

I thought this was Phranc the lesbian folk singer. Perhaps that's the look she was going for. Or vice versa.

Fernando said...

If Luke Wilson and Paul Reubens had a lovechild.

Greg said...

estiv - Grissom's someone I have a lot of admiration for as well. He was a hard-ass and perfectionist mission commander but those who worked with him loved him.

Peter L. Winkler said...

What a hard luck guy. He wanted to go to the moon but became a charcoal briquet instead.

Tommy O'C said...

R.I.P., Gus. You had the Right Stuff.

Arthur2 said...

Avedon's portrait of Gus in his pressure suit. Scanned from an old New Yorker.