James McDivitt

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Birthday
10, 1929
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1929 (age 89)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Former NASA astronaut who commanded Gemini 4, the mission on which the first spacewalk was conducted.

Before Fame

He graduated first in his class at the University of Michigan, where he received his B.S. in aeronautical engineering.

Trivia

He went on missions for both the Gemini and Apollo programs.

Family Life

He had four children with his first wife, and gained two step-children when he remarried.

Associated With

He flew on Gemini 4 with astronaut Edward H. White, who conducted the first spacewalk.