R.I.P. Fred Ward
We know we’re getting old. Not only are the Mercury 7 all dead, but now the actors that played them are starting to shuffle off this mortal coil. Ward (Gus Grissom) is gone. Scott Glenn (Alan Shepherd) and Lance Henriksen (Wally Schirra) are very old.
Ed Harris and Dennis Quaid are younger.
Chuck Yeager was not an astronaut, but he was the man with the right stuff, and his portrayer (Sam Shepherd) has also left us.