22/05/2024
Norwich, GB 16 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)

JAMES McDIVITT, aged 93

Fought in the Korean War and then became an astronaut going into space twice on Gemini 4 and Apollo 9. A pioneer who averted a space disaster.

Vladimir Shatalov

VLADIMIR SHATALOV, aged 93

Shatalov survived the Siege of Leningrad as a child. He became a pilot in the Red Air Force before brilliantly manipulating his way into the Soviet Space Programme as a cosmonaut. He went into space on three occasions.