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What Happened to Liberty Bell 7?

Thursday, July 21, 2011
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free

Join us for the 50th anniversary of Lieutenant Colonel Gus Grissom's historic flight aboard Liberty Bell 7. The drama of the mission and post flight recovery operation will be recounted by Griffith Observatory Astronomical Observer, Anthony Cook, and Griffith Observatory Astronomical Lecturer, Dr. David Reitzel. They will also recall the life and contributions of astronaut Gus Grissom.

"If we die, do not mourn for us. This is a risky business we're in, and we accept those risks. The space program is too important to this country..."

-Gus Grissom

A Marine helicopter crew  struggles in vain to recover
the flooded Liberty Bell 7 from the Atlantic Ocean.