December 1, 2021
November 24, 2021
John Hodge, who worked on some of the first human spaceflight missions as NASA’s second flight director, died May 19 at his home in northern Virginia. He was 92 years old.
His quick thinking was crucial during the Gemini 8 mission, when a faulty thruster put astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott in a dangerous spin and forced them home early.