FIRST AMERICAN TO WALK IN SPACE IN 1965

Outside the Gemini IV spacecraft, astronaut Ed White floats in the microgravity of space.

 

On June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to walk in
space when he ventured outside the Gemini capsule into the
vacuum of the cosmos. He was among NASA’s Astronaut Group
2, an elite group of nine astronauts selected for the Gemini
program.  (Space)

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Edward Higgins White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

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