The conquest of space is worth the risk of life

“If we die, we want people to accept it. We’re in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life.”

–Virgil “Gus” Grissom, one of three astronauts who died January 27, 1967 in a flash fire in the crew capsule prior to launch

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