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American Loser: Gus Grissom – NASA’s Hard Luck Hero

The Shining Wizards Network

Gus Grissom was an American fighter pilot and one of the original “Astronauts” for the early days of NASA. Enjoy this legit one of a kind story that is criminally under told. LP calls up via skype in the bonus content to talk about the “30 Million Dollar Sandwich.” American Loser

12 May 2020

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Gus Grissom: NASA's Hard Luck Hero

American Loser Podcast

Gus Grissom was an American fighter pilot and one of the original "Astronauts" for the early days of NASA. Enjoy this legit one of a kind story that is criminally under told. LP calls up via skype in the bonus content to talk about the "30 Million Dollar Sandwich".

1hr 17mins

12 May 2020

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Episode 6 - Gus Grissom And Other Shit

Two Pubsters Solve the Apocalypse

Episode 6 - Gus Grissom, Richard Gere and the true story of Apollo 11 as viewed through the prism of the pending Apocalypse and 10 bottles of idiot juice.Don’t forget to like and follow us on your favourite podcatcher!


15 Feb 2020

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Season 3, Episode 1: A Conversation with George Leopold, Gus Grissom’s Official Biographer, Part 1

Space 3D Podcast

In the kick-off to Season 3 of the Space 3D Podcast, co-hosts Eleanor O’Rangers and Tom Hill interviewed veteran journalist and science and technology writer, George Leopold.George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History from the Univ. Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. George has written extensively about US manned spaceflight, including the Apollo and space shuttle programs. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Scientist, and a variety of other science and technology publications. He is also the author of “Calculated Risk- The Life and Supersonic Times of Gus Grissom” which was published in hardback by Purdue University Press in 2016. A paperback edition was released in 2019.In this multi-episode interview, we’ll discuss astronaut Gus Grissom, who never had the chance to publish his memoirs. Killed along with his crew in a launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, Grissom also lost his chance to walk on the moon and return to describe his journey. In Part 1 of our interview with George Leopold, Eleanor and Tom will begin to explore George’s journalism background and how his interest in U.S. Spaceflight history led him to telling Grissom’s life and career.++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You can follow George Leopold on Twitter @gleopold1 or on his blog: https://gleopold.wordpress.com/.


3 Jan 2020

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Space Rocket History #58 – Corned Beef Controversy – Gemini 3 with Gus Grissom and John Young – Part 2

Space Rocket History Archive

Grissom – What is it?Young: Corned beef sandwich.Grissom: Where did it come from?Young: I brought it with me. Let’s see how it tastes. Smells, doesn’t it.Grissom: Yes, its breaking up. I’m going to stick it in my pocket.Young: Is it? It was a thought, anyway.Grissom: Yep.Young: Not a very good one.Grissom: Pretty good, thought, if it would just hold together.Young: Want some chicken leg?Grissom: No you can handle that.


4 Apr 2018

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Space Rocket History #57 – First Gemini Manned Mission – Gemini 3 with Gus Grissom and John Young

Space Rocket History Archive

The precise scope of the Gemini 3 mission remained uncertain until very nearly the eve of flight. In April of 1963, the GT-3 mission directive was “to demonstrate and evaluate the capabilities of the spacecraft and launch vehicle system, and the procedures necessary for the support of future long-duration and rendezvous missions.”  But, that was a broad scope and did not clearly specified how GT-3 would accomplish it objective…


4 Apr 2018

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Space Rocket History #27 – Mercury-Redstone 4 – Liberty Bell 7 with Gus Grissom

Space Rocket History Archive

Mercury-Redstone 4 was the fourth mission in the Mercury-Redstone series and the second U.S. manned suborbital spaceflight. The mission was essentially a repeat of Alan Shepard’s Freedom 7 flight.   So why was it necessary to launch another sub-orbital mission?  Why not proceed with an orbital flight to match the Soviet Vostok 1?  Among other things the U.S. needed more space experience to corroborate the “Man-in-Space” concept.  Also the Redstone was the only booster NASA had that was approved for manned launches.  The Atlas booster was available but not ready.  Atlas was capable of putting a Mercury Capsule into orbit, but it had been launched three times with unmanned capsules, and it had exploded on 2 of the 3 attempts.


26 Nov 2017

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Was Gus Grissom murdered by NASA? With Deirdre Devlin

Real Life Sci-Fi with Wade & Willy

Gus was slated to be the first man on the moon but NASA was unhappy with him. Did they bump him out of line?

1hr 43mins

14 Aug 2017

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S1E4: Gus Grissom


Gus Grissom tried not to give much thought to the fact that the rocket he was riding to space was built to kill people. But the terrible V-2 would become the beautiful Redstone, and American Astronauts - manifestly the good guys - would ride them into space.TIME’s Jeffrey Kluger takes you through the Liberty Bell 7 mission and the events that make it one of the most harrowing space missions of all time.


10 Aug 2017

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Session 71: Gus Grissom is Alive and Well in Tweed Ontario!

Brain Software with Mike Mandel

For show notes visit https://mikemandelhypnosis.com/podcast/71/


3 Jun 2016