NASA Astronauts James McDivitt (front) and Edward White II Exiting Helicopter after Being Rescued fr...

In Memoriam

Apollo 9 and more: Astronaut Jim McDivitt's legacy in 10 images

The former commander of two pivotal NASA missions passed away this month.

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On Monday, NASA announced that former astronaut Jim McDivitt died at the age of 93.

McDivitt played a pivotal role in two major NASA missions in the 1960s.

He was commander of Gemini IV, where he rocketed to space with Ed White, the astronaut who completed the first U.S. spacewalk in 1965.

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