Monday, June 9, 2014

Real, Live Astronauts 1965 & 1966 (post 6)

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 Chicago, 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 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



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