Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

McDivitt

James Alton

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  10.06.1929
Birthplace:  Chicago / Illinois
Marital status:  married
Children:  six
Selection date:  17.09.1962
Selection group:  NASA-2
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.06.1972

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Gemini 4  Command Pilot  03.06. - 07.06.1965 4d 01h 56m 
2  Apollo 9  CDR  03.03. - 13.03.1969 10d 01h 00m 
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Total  14d 02h 56m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan, 1959; four honorary doctorates; Brigadier General, USAF, Ret.; 145 combat missions during the Korean War; test pilot; selected in 1961 as Military Astronaut - Class 1; hobbies: Hunting, golf, swimming, tennis, racquetball; retired from NASA to serve for Pullman Inc.; later he was Senior Vice President, Rockwell International; since April 1995 he is a pensioner.

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Last update on June 02, 2012.