Heroes: Tumult on Earth

While Gemini 4 was in one of its last revolutions around the earth, Command Pilot Jim McDivitt allowed as how he and Co-Pilot Ed White were a little tired but feeling fit. From Houston's Manned Spacecraft Center, Gemini 3 Astronaut John Young joked that the tough part would come back on earth.

Last week McDivitt and White learned what Young meant, as they orbit ed through a series of tumultuous receptions that ran the gamut of a hero's homecoming — from brass bands to bronze medals to a free trip to Paris. Both took it with weightless ease.

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