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NASA Anniversary: First Ever American Spacewalk, June 3rd 1965

Published on Jun 3, 2014
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During the Gemini 4 mission on June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to conduct a spacewalk. The spacewalk started at 3:45 p.m. EDT on the third orbit when White opened the hatch, floated out, and used the hand-held maneuvering oxygen-jet gun to move away from the capsule.

The EVA started over the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii and lasted 23 minutes, ending over the Gulf of Mexico. Initially, White propelled himself to the end of the 8-meter tether and back to the spacecraft three times using the hand-held gun. After the first three minutes the gas ran out and White maneuvered by twisting his body and pulling on the tether.

Tony De La Rosa

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