Ed White Walking in space (EVA) , Gemini 4, June 1965 (Large Format)

Ed White Walking in space (EVA) , Gemini 4, June 1965 (Large Format)


Credit: James McDivitt

Large-format vintage chromogenic print, 27.8 x 35.6 cm

[NASA negative number S65-29766]

Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) spaceflight, floats in the zero-gravity of space during the third revolution of the GT-4 spacecraft. White wears a specially designed spacesuit. His face is shaded by a gold-plated visor to protect him from unfiltered rays of the sun. In his right hand he carries a Hand-Held Self-Maneuvering Unit (HHSMU) that gives him control over his movements in space. White also wears an emergency oxygen chest pack; and he carries a camera mounted on the HHSMU for taking pictures of the sky, Earth and the GT-4 spacecraft. He is secured to the spacecraft by a 25-feet umbilical line and a 23-feet tether line. Both lines are wrapped together in gold tape to form one cord. Astronaut James A. McDivitt, command pilot, remained inside the spacecraft during the extravehicular activity (EVA).
Astronaut White died in the Apollo/Saturn 204 fire at Cape Kennedy on 27 January 1967.

About the Gemini 4 mission here.

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