James McDivitt

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James McDivitt
McDivitt in January 1971
James Alton McDivitt

(1929-06-10)June 10, 1929
DiedOctober 13, 2022(2022-10-13) (aged 93)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan, B.S. 1959
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Previous occupation
Test pilot, Air force pilot, business executive
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General, USAF
Time in space
14d 02h 56m
Selection1962 NASA Group 2
MissionsGemini 4, Apollo 9
Mission insignia
Gemini-4-logo.png Apollo-9-patch.png
RetirementJune 1972

James Alton McDivitt (June 10, 1929 – October 13, 2022) was an American test pilot, United States Air Force (USAF) pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut. He flew in the Gemini and Apollo programs.[1]

McDivitt died on October 13, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 93.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. McDivitt, James (June 29, 1999). "James A. McDivitt Oral History" (Interview). NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project. Interviewed by Doug Ward. Elk Lake, Michigan: NASA. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  2. Kim, Juliana (17 October 2022). "Former NASA astronaut Jim McDivitt, who led Gemini and Apollo missions, dies at 93". NPR. Retrieved 17 October 2022.
  3. "Correction: Apollo Astronaut James McDivitt Dies at Age 93". NASA. October 17, 2022. Retrieved October 17, 2022.