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James McDivitt

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: June 10, 1929
Age: 90


James Alton "Jim" McDivitt is an American former test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut who flew in the Gemini and Apollo programs. He commanded the Gemini 4 flight during which Ed White performed the first U.S. spacewalk, and later the Apollo 9 flight which was the first manned flight test of the Lunar Module and the complete set of Apollo flight hardware. He later became Manager of Lunar Landing Operations and was the Apollo Spacecraft Program Manager from 1969 to 1972.

Titan II GLV | Gemini IV

Lockheed Martin | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 3, 1965, 3:15 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Gemini 4 was the second crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot James A. McDivitt and Pilot Edward H. White II. On the mission, White became the first American to perform a spacewalk. The mission began on June 3, 1965, 15:15:59 UTC and ended on June 7, 1965, 17:12:11 UTC.

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Saturn V | Apollo 9

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 3, 1969, 4 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Apollo 9 was commanded by James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot Dave Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart. The mission tested the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers.

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.