Betty Grissom



Age: 91


Summary: widow of Gus Grissom, one of the seven original Mercury astronauts, who successfully sued a NASA contractor after her husband and two other astronauts Roger Chaffee and Ed White were killed in the 1967 Apollo launch pad fire, who was left widowed with two sons when she filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Apollo program's prime contractor North American Rockwell and won a $350,000 settlement in 1972 that would be worth nearly $3 million today if adjusted for inflation.



Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes


Born: August 8, 1927


Died: October 7, 2018


Location: Houston, Texas