Crap. I've just seen a news alert that Wally Schirra, one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, has died in California. He always struck me as a relatively down-to-earth fellow (pun intended) and I'm saddened by his passing. I've had his book, Schirra Space, on my bookshelf for a number of years, but haven't gotten around to reading it. I think now I will.
Now Playing: George Strait Strait Out of the Box