Retro Space Images: Where Legends Walk

GT04-16-005_S65-30431 Retro Space Images NASA photo posted on AmericaSpace

Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

To Walk In The Black  Ed White becomes the first American to walk in space on this date in 1965 on Gemini 4.

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3 comments to Retro Space Images: Where Legends Walk

  • Karol

    This has been one of my favorite space images for years, and cause for somber reflection on the tragic loss of this hero.

  • Seconded. As someone who holds by the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, I often wish I could live in one of the worlds where things went otherwise, and I could delight in his cavorting without my joy being blighted by the knowledge of the fiery doom awaiting him in less than two years.

  • Leonidas

    I remember seeing that awesome photo when I was little, and I thought to my self “Cool, Ed White is driving in space!” cause it seems like he has his hands on the wheel! (Well, I was less than 10 years-old at the time!) 🙂

    Iconic photo!