Jim McDivittThe path of Jim McDivitt toward being the 20th man in space was a circuitous one..including 145 combat missions in Korea and a Colonel who called him a “traitor” for leaving the Air Force to go to NASA.

Along the way he had a number of potentially “Career Ending Capers” (refusing President Johnson’s invitation to his ranch and suggesting the White House instead) and a few more serious situations like one that could have cost the lives of both men aboard Gemini 4.

Another in our series of interviews with “The Friday Pilots” – a really fun chat with Brig. General (USAF Retired) Jim McDivitt.