Ed White walking in space, the Earth limb beyond, Gemini 4, June 1965

Ed White walking in space, the Earth limb beyond, Gemini 4, June 1965

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Credit: James McDivitt

Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA S65-30432, caption on verso

“I took most of these photographs without being able to see what I was shooting at. I was really crunched up in there so I’d take the camera down and look to see where Ed was, and then put the camera up, point in that direction and take the picture.” J.McDivitt.

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. 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 White died in the Apollo/Saturn 204 fire at Cape Kennedy on Jan. 27, 1967.

About the Gemini 4 mission here

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