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1965: The Gemini 4 spaceship was launched, with James McDivitt and Edward White on board.
During 151 Earth orbits, James McDivitt, Russell Schweickart and David Scott undocked, manoeuvred and re-docked the various parts to test all the systems needed for a Lunar Landing.
James McDivitt of Jackson became the first Michiganian to enter outer space.
This year's enshrinees will include Bert Acosta, Alan and Dale Klapmeier, James McDivitt, Emily Howell Warner, and Steve Wittman.
The memorial service was attended by Armstrong's fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins along with John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, and astronauts like Alan Bean, Charles Duke, Eugene Cernan, Walter Cunningham, James Lovell, William Anders, James McDivitt and Richard Gordon who flew other Apollo flights, ABC News reported.
Kalamazoo Central High School (KCHS) graduated two people of whom you may have heard: Derek Jeter, star shortstop for the New York Yankees, and James McDivitt, Gemini/Apollo astronaut.
After the EVA, when White and Gemini 4 commander James McDivitt were getting ready to repressurize the cabin, they had difficulty closing and locking the hatch.
18) In the same conference, the press tried to pressure James McDivitt to speculate about the cause of the explosion, but he refused, pointing out his answer would be "pure con jecture.
Those who attended the memorial service include Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, who were Armstrong's companions during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, and other Apollo astronauts like Alan Bean, Charles Duke, Eugene Cernan, Walter Cunningham, James Lovell, William Anders, James McDivitt and Richard Gordon, ABC News reported.
Astronaut James McDivitt from Jackson became the first Michiganian to orbit the earth.
Astronaut James McDivitt became the first Michiganian to orbit Earth in his role as command pilot of Gemini 4.
March 3-13, 1969: James McDivitt, David Scott and Russell Schweickart in Apollo 9 made earth orbital flight to test the lunar module for eventual moon landing.