James Alton McDivitt lived a full and long life and today is celebrated, as he sadly passed away at the age of 93. James was a test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut who flew in the Gemini and Apollo programs and grew up in Kalamazoo.
When most people get up in the morning, the first thing they do is hit facebook or some news outlet to see what's happening in the world. I hit Facebook too but the first thing I look at is NASA's page or I go directly to their website to what's happening in the world of space exploration.
Earlier this morning astronaut Scott Kelly arrived in Houston after nearly a year-long mission in space. The one-year mission was designed to help NASA better understand what happens to an astronaut's physical and mental health during an extremely long stay in a micro-gravity environment.