James McDivitt (b. 1929) is an astronaut who flew in the Gemini and Apollo missions. He is a 1959 graduate of the University of Michigan.


On Tuesday I spent the morning observing the McDivitt-White Plaza in Ann Arbor, which is located at the corner of South University and East University avenues. It was named after astronauts James McDivitt and Edward White in 1965 to honor their efforts on the Gemini IV mission, a trek which included the first spacewalk. NASA has additional information on Gemini IV. The astronauts were greeted by Mayor Wendell Hulcher, Governor Romney, and President Harlan Hatcher in a triumphant entrance to Ann Arbor which included a motorcade from Willow Run Airport.