Sixty years ago today Air Force Lt. Col. Virgil 'Gus' Grissom flew a Redstone rocket to become the second American in space. On July 21, 1961 Grissom piloted 15 minutes, 37 seconds of this suborbital flight, two months after fellow NASA astronaut Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alan Shepard Jr. (NASA photo)

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