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Gemini Flies! pp 147-174 | Cite as

Gus and John

  • David J. Shayler
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

“Until we joined up for this flight, I didn’t know

John Young any better than any of the others

in their group. By launch time, John and I

will know each other pretty well.”

Gus Grissom, quoted in Starfall (1974)

References

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    A detailed account of Grissom’s first spaceflight can be found in Liberty Bell 7, the Suborbital Mercury Flight of Virgil I. Grissom, Colin Burgess, Springer-Praxis, 2014.Google Scholar
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    For a full account of John Young’s early years and career see Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space, John W. Young with James R. Hansen, University Press of Florida, 2012; see also John Young, One Man’s Conquest of Space, David J. Shayler, Spaceflight Volume 24, No. 5, May 1982, pp. 221-224; Volume 25, No.1 January 1983, pp. 30-32, No. 5, May 1983, pp. 219-220, No. 6, June 1983, pp. 275-276, and Nos 9/10 September/October 1983, pp. 370, British Interplanetary Society; and John W. Young American and International Hero, by Dana Holland, unofficial website www.johnwyoung.org [Last accessed December 4, 2017]
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    Astronautical and Aeronautical Events of 1962, p. 28 and p. 47.Google Scholar
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    This Day in Aviation: Operation High Jump, Bryan R. Swopes, April 3, 2017. www.thisdayinaviation.com/3-april-1962, last accessed October 30, 2017
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    The Last of NASA’s Original Pilot Astronauts, Expanding the Space Frontier in the Late Sixties, David J. Shayler and Colin Burgess, Springer-Praxis, 2017.Google Scholar
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    Gemini, Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom, Macmillan, 1968, p. 98.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Shayler
    • 1
  1. 1.Astro Info Service Ltd.HalesowenUK

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