James McDivitt died October 13. He was commander of Apollo 9 in 1969. It was the first mission where all of the moon landing gear was tested. Apollo 10 took it a step beyond, and Apollo 11 made the first moon landing. McDivitt also participated in the Gemini program. You have to read about this guy. Korean War hero. Amazing record. James McDivitt was 93 years old.
Some of the smartest people in the country appear on "Jeopardy!" That might be a bit strong. Let's just say they are the best at trivia. A space category popped up recently. One answer showed a photo of the second man to walk on the moon. All three contestants missed it. ALL THREE! I screamed at the television "BUZZ ALDRIN." It just amazed me that all three were dumbfounded by something they really should have known.
On an unrelated note, actor Ron Masak died a couple of weeks ago. 86. He is perhaps best known for playing the sheriff on "Murder, She Wrote." With me, everything comes back to game shows. Masak was a semi regular on the 1990-91 NBC daytime edition of "To Tell the Truth." He was really good, frequently ferreting out the impostors and correctly voting.