Ed White walking in space over the Gulf of Mexico, Gemini 4, June 1965

Ed White walking in space over the Gulf of Mexico, Gemini 4, June 1965

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Credit: James McDivitt

Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA S65-30429, caption on verso

“It’s fun”, White reported, “I’m not coming in.”

Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot of the Gemini IV four-day Earth-orbital mission, floats in the zero gravity of space outside the Gemini IV spacecraft. He became the first American astronaut to walk in space. White wears a specially designed spacesuit; and the visor of the helmet is gold plated to protect him against the unfiltered rays of the sun. He wears an emergency oxygen pack, also. He is secured to the spacecraft by a 25-feet umbilical line and a 23-feet tether line, both wrapped in gold tape to form one cord. In his right hand is a Hand-Held Self-Manoeuvring Unit (HHSMU) with which he controls his movements in space. Astronaut James A. McDivitt, command pilot of the mission, remained inside the spacecraft.

About the Gemini 4 mission here

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