Liberty Bell 7 on display at Spring Mill Museum. At the end of Virgil Grissom’s first space flight in 1962, his capsule sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean during his recovering after his 15 minute sub-orbital flight. Grissom nearly drowned during the recovery due to the downdraft of the recovery helicopter which was trying to retrieve ‘Liberty 7’. This vehicle was recovered 30 years in July 1999 and later and subsequently put on display. This flight made Virgil Grissom the second American to enter space. This spacecraft is now on permanent display at the Mercury Capsule Liberty Seven at Kansas Cosmosphere Mercury Capsule Liberty Seven is now permanently at the Kansas Cosmosphere.Image Courtesy of Kansas Cosmophere.