• Astronaut James McDivitt Signs Project Mercury First Day Issue In 1962

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    JAMES ALTON McDIVITT is an American former test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer and NASA astronaut who flew in the Gemini and Apollo space programs. He commanded the Gemini 4 flight during which Ed White performed the first spacewalk, and later the Apollo 9 flight which was the first crewed flight test of the Lunar Module and the complete set of Apollo flight hardware. He later became Manager of Lunar Landing Operations and was the Apollo Spacecraft Program Manager from 1969 to 1972.


    Offering a first-day issue, Project Mercury, commemorating the first orbital flight by Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. postmarked Cape Canaveral, FLA., Feb. 20, 1962, signed by McDivitt in a bold signature.


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