WHY GUS GRISSOM HAD SAID TO REPORTERS AGAINST NASAS’ WISHES THAT NASA WAS 5 YEARS OUT FROM A SUCCESSFUL MOON MISSION. GUS TRAGICLY DIED WHILE INSIDE A LUNAR CAPSULE WHEN IT EXPLODED AND CAUGHT ON FIRE. Check below for more statements and background on Gus Grissom.
I have animations of the spacecraft launch and in-space maneuver. It was incredible to see the types of docking maneuvers, and orbit re-entry flying procedures to dock with the Oddysey once leaving the moon. Then of course, perhaps the hardest maneuver of all, which is un-docking the LEM and flying the lunar module within the skies of the moon and navigating to a soft landing at their intended target points. All these flight maneuvers they had to execute were made possible by guidance programming from a computer. And the computer was responsible for many more systems within the spacecraft.
I am just hesitant to believe that they had the computer power and expertise to be able to develop these sophisticated guidance systems for both the Odyssey and the LEM And with all this new , never tested technology you would also have to pull off some of the most dramatic and daring maneuvers with these spacecraft that have so many untested components that could go array.
Jan 22, 1967 – Gus Grissom held an unauthorized press conference in which he told reporters that the U.S. was “at least a decade away” from even contemplating a lunar mission. He was severely rebuked for giving that interview without permission.Following this reprimand, Gus Grissom hung a lemon attached to a coat-hanger in front of a NASA emblem to indicate to any cameras that were present what he and his fellow crew members, Roger Chaffee and Edward White, thought of the Apollo program.5 days later on Jan 27, 1967 – Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee were killed on the launch pad when a flash fire engulfed their command module during testing for the first Apollo/Saturn mission.