Friday, June 3, 2016

Ed White, first American to walk in space, 1965

White and McDivitt

Gemini IV, the second manned mission  into space in the Gemini program, launched June 3, 1965.  Ed White II became the first American to walk in space.  The Soviets had managed the feat just a few months prior.  James A McDivitt served as Command Pilot and White was the Pilot.

The mission helped pave the way for the Apollo program.

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