As I became a teenager, I actually had chances to meet some real, live astronauts. After Gemini 4 in 1965 , Jim McDivitt and Ed White visited
Jim’s birthplace. My boyhood friend Marv Rubenstein and I were able to get our
school’s two tickets to attend a special student program at Chicago McCormick Place. And after Gemini 9 in
1966, Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan were honored in Bellwood,
Gene’s hometown. A Sun-Times photographer caught us in the crowd. It was with
this long history of fascination with space that I made my decision.
#Apollo11Eyewitness Post #6