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Grissom's Mercury Helmet

According to the sign in the display case, this is


Helmet used on Mercury flight July 21st, 1961
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Grissom

Now, the Astronaut Hall of Fame claims to have the suit Grissom used on his Mercury flight, and it is displayed with a helmet. I suppose the AHOF sign merely claimed that it was the suit which Grissom wore and not the helmet, but it still leaves one wondering.

The interior of the Grissom Memorial underwent renovation from the end of 2008 until April 2009 and was officially rededicated" on July 18 as part of the park's annual "Grissom Day" celebration. The pictures here were taken after the renovation; I also have pictures of the helmet prior to this renovation.

As of now, I have not yet sorted through all of my pictures of Grissom's Mercury helmet, but some other page references this location. Thus, this is a "place holder" version right now, with only the pictures actually referenced. Come back some time later to see if I've finished up, or drop me an email to request me to prioritize the rest of these pictures.

 
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