Blowing the Hatch

Something caught my attention. I watched The Right Stuff last night and was looking up something about Gus Grissom. Grissom’s Liberty Bell 7 flight has been the subject of great controversy over how the hatch was blown after splashdown. The hatch blow resulted in a loss of the vehicle, though

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Unsinkable in Space

Wikipedia is a wealth of random trivia. On the second Mercury mission, Gus Grissom’s capsule blew its hatch prematurely and the astronaut nearly drowned, as shown in The Right Stuff. There are a number of theories about what happened, but they are not important here. When Grissom was later selected

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