Grissom Hill

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Grissom Hill
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Location Apollo 1 Hills, Gusev Crater
Coordinates 15°S 175°E / 15°S 175°E / -15; 175Coordinates: 15°S 175°E / 15°S 175°E / -15; 175
Discoverer Spirit Rover
Eponym Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Astronaut killed in Apollo 1 fire.

Grissom Hill, named after American astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, is one of the three Apollo 1 Hills on the planet Mars. It was discovered by the Spirit rover, and named on January 27, 2004 - the 37th anniversary of the Apollo 1 launchpad fire, which claimed Grissom's life, along with other crewmembers Ed White and Roger Chaffee.

The hill lies to southwest of the Columbia Memorial Station, where the Spirit rover landed.

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